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Gynecology Specialist

North Valley Women's Care

OBGYNs & Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa located in Glendale, AZ

Building a trusted relationship with your gynecologist leads to superb gynecological care at every age. At North Valley Women’s Care in Glendale, Arizona, Melissa Austin, MD, and her team offer a range of gynecology services and can answer all of your questions about women’s health. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Gynecology Q&A

What is gynecology?

Gynecology is a form of medicine that focuses on women’s sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health. This includes the health of secondary sex organs, too, such as the breasts. 

The team at North Valley Women’s Care has extensive experience in the field of gynecology and can provide you with all the services you need for excellent women’s health. This includes preventive care as well as family planning and in-office procedures, among other treatments.

The team understands that gynecology topics are private and often sensitive in nature. They strive to offer you comfortable and confidential care where you can trust your providers and ask plenty of questions. 

When do I need gynecology services?

You need to visit your gynecologist at least once a year. Your annual visit includes a pelvic exam as well as other regular or semiregular services, like a Pap smear or mammogram. 

You should also consider booking a visit at North Valley Women’s Care for gynecology if you experience new or worsening symptoms like:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sex
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal bleeding

The team assesses you with a pelvic examination and reviews your medical history. They may administer further testing if they can’t determine the cause of your symptoms with a basic examination alone. 

Which gynecology services can I get?

North Valley Women’s Care proudly offers all the gynecology services you need to stay on track with your sexual and reproductive health through every phase of life. You can come to North Valley Women’s Care for reliable:

  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • STD testing
  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Birth control management
  • Urinary incontinence care
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Endometrial biopsies
  • Colposcopy and cervical biopsies
  • Vulvar biopsies

Additionally, the team at North Valley Women’s Care can counsel you on all things women’s health, including menstruation, family planning, and sexual wellness. 

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in your life when you stop ovulating and getting menstrual periods. You’ll know you’re officially in menopause when you haven’t had a menstrual period in a full 12 consecutive months. 

The stage right before menopause is called perimenopause. During this phase, the hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuate before eventually dropping down significantly. This causes symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and memory problems. 

If you get severe symptoms as you approach menopause, the team at North Valley Women’s Care can make the transition more tolerable for you with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a treatment that uses hormone pellets to replace the diminishing hormones in your system. 

To schedule an appointment for any gynecology treatment or service, call North Valley Women’s Care or book online today.