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Women aged 20-30's — begin having pap smears at intervals recommended by your Denver gynecologist (women at low risk for abnormal pap smears may have paps done every other year or every 3rd year.) We will address contraceptive needs and pre-conception as the needs arise. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that all women up to age 25 be tested every year for chlamydia, a very common sexually transmitted infections (STD) that may have no symptoms. As your gynecologist, I recommend testing for infections (STDs) anytime there is a new sexual partner.
Women in their 40's — start having mammograms in addition to the other recommended screening tests above. We may discuss permenant contraceptive options. Many women begin experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms in their mid to late 40's.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for PeriMenopause & Menopause: Many women start experiencing menopause symptoms in their early or mid 40's. Symptoms can range from hot flashes & night sweats to mood swings and irregular bleeding. We will discuss your symptoms and decide on a hormone regimen that will help alleviate these symptoms. Hormones come in many forms and doses including creams, patches, and pellets, in addition to tablets. We will work together to decide which is the best formula for you.
Women aged 50+ — we will discuss new recommended screening tests like colonoscopy and bone mineral density. We will discuss symptoms of menopause, and decide if hormone therapy is appropriate.
Sexual Difficulties and/or Urinary Incontinence - click on the new tab at the top of the page to read about the Mona Lisa Touch Vaginal laser for vaginal rejuvination and the O-Shot (R)
Well Woman Exams — recommended to be done yearly by your Denver OB/GYN, as this exam screens for blood pressure, weight, and other general issues, and screens for breast, vaginal, uterine, and cervical cancers. You may not need the cervical cancer screen (pap smear) yearly, but you will still need an exam.
Teens — most teens will not need a pelvic exam unless they have been sexually active, then it is recommended that they are examined with Denver STD testing. The first pap smear will be done at age 21, in accordance to current recommendations. At this appointment, we will check blood pressure, height, & weight, and update immunizations.
Abnormal Pap Smears — are a screening test that tell your gynecologist if your at risk for developing cervical cancer. The majority of women who have an abnormal pap smear do not develop cervical cancer if they are visiting their gynecologist at the recommended intervals. After an abnormal pap smear, we will recommend a procedure called a colposcopy (read more info below) unless the abnormality is from inflammation.