4 Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist
If you are in search of a good gynecologist in Chicago, IL about female health issues, talk to Dr. Michelle Trandai, MD. For more information, call us today or visit us online to book an appointment.
Table of Contents:
What services are included in gynecologic care?
Why is a yearly well-woman exam so important?
When should you seek medical help for a gynecological problem?
What procedures does a gynecologist perform?
Dr. Michelle Trandai provides experienced medical care for gynecologic services including:
– Annual PAP/HPV/GYNE Exams
Well women examinations are an important appointment for every woman, as your doctor not only checks the vitals and reviews your past medical history with you, but they also perform a thorough examination of your female reproductive system and a cancer screening on your breasts.
– Breast Lump & Pain Exams
A common symptom many women come in complaining about is breast pain, which is also known as mastalgia. Pain experienced in the breasts is commonly attached to the menstrual cycle and is not often serious. However, pain experienced in a certain area of the breast when accompanied by a hard mass or any nipple discharge (that is not milk due to breastfeeding) can indicate something more serious, which is why we encourage all of our patients to come in for a breast exam.
– IUD Insertion
IUD is a popular contraceptive device that our doctor inserts into the uterus to help prevent fertilization of the ovaries. This is done once consultation based on the type of contraceptive our patient wants is complete.
– IUD/Contraceptive Consultation
IUD/Contraceptive consultation is completed to review the reasonings why a patient may want a contraceptive, a review of her personal medical history, and to go over the recommendations of what contraceptive would be best based on her personality and lifestyle as well as medical history.
– Confidential STD Testing & Treatment
Sexually transmitted diseases are a common infection that we see almost daily occur to our patients. Some of the more common STDs/STIs found include gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, and HPV. Our confidential STD/STI testing includes a swab, urine sample, and blood tests to confirm if you have an STD/STI and which one, so we can provide the correct treatment if necessary.
– Irregular Periods & Bleeding Consultation
Bleeding during or after your period can be a lot to deal with, especially if it is irregular. We provide help to our patients who may be dealing with irregular menstrual bleeding and provide long-lasting solutions that are effective.
– Painful Periods Consultation
Cramping during your period is a common symptom many women deal with. It can consist of pelvic or stomach pain/discomfort, and lower back pain which may last for on average two to three days. While some may experience more pain than others, it can be a result of endometriosis.
– Pelvic Pain Consultation
Pelvic pain may be what we call endometriosis, which is a medical condition where the endometrial tissue starts to grow outside of the uterus, causing mild to severe pelvic pain.
Many couples struggle to have a child, do not feel alone. Infertility is when a female is not able to become pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least one year or longer. Infertility could be a result of many different issues, that is why it is best to speak to our doctor to see what effective therapies can be done to help your chances of becoming pregnant.
– Vaginal Discharge, Itching, Odor Consultation & Treatment
If you are dealing with vaginal itching, smelly discharge or noticing a foul odor coming from the vaginal region, it may be due to an infection. Contact our clinic today to book an appointment for further testing and treatment options.
Well women exams are done yearly as an important part of preventative health, as a thorough exam is completed where the doctor checks the female reproductive system as well as the breasts for numerous different medical conditions that can occur and to help with prevention measures or treatment options.
You should seek out medical help when you begin noticing symptoms or having issues that are not normal, or you are feeling any pain or consistent bleeding that goes past the normal time frame of 7 to 10 days.
Gynecologists like Dr. Michelle Trandai can perform the following procedures:
– Cervical Biopsy
– Dilation and Curettage
– Endometrial Ablation
– Endometrial or Uterine Biopsy
– Fluid-Contrast Ultrasound
– Pelvic Ultrasound
– Pelvic Laparoscopy
– Selective Salpingography
– Toluidine Blue Dye Test
– Tubal Litigation
– Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Call us today for more information. We serve patients from Chicago IL, Evanston IL, Ravenswood IL, Uptown IL, Lake View IL, Lincoln Park IL, Buena Park IL, Bowmanville IL, Boystown IL and Roscoe Village, IL.