Gynecology Q & A
What are gynecology services?
The office of Carrie Greenspan, MD, FACOG, provides an array of gynecology services, including:
- Pelvic and transvaginal ultrasounds
- Pelvic floor muscle therapy
- Bone density screening, follow-up studies, and osteoporosis treatment
- Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- HPV testing, counseling, and vaccination
- Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal Pap smears
- Menopausal evaluation and treatment, including counseling on management options and hormone replacement therapy
- Evaluation, counseling, and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse
- Genetic testing for family and or personal history of certain female cancers
- Robotic da Vinci® minimally invasive surgery for gynecological conditions
Dr. Greenspan also diagnoses and provides ongoing care for various gynecological conditions, including but not limited to:
- Uterine fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Abnormal bleeding
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Vaginal infections
- Atrophic vaginitis
Other gynecology services include an annual well-woman exam and contraception counseling.
What is contraception counseling?
Dr. Greenspan works with you to select the right type of birth control based on your health, circumstances and whether you’d like to start a family in the near future. If you’d like long-term options, she provides IUD and Nexplanon insertion and removal in the convenience of her Coral Springs office.
You can discuss your contraception options and your overall health at your annual exam with Dr. Greenspan.
Do I need to prepare for a well-woman exam?
While you don’t need to prepare before your well-woman exam, you might want to think about questions you’d like to ask Dr. Greenspan about your gynecological health.
Here are some of the subjects you might wish to discuss.
- Trying to have a baby
- Your menstrual cycle
- Genetic testing
- Safe sex and sexually transmitted diseases
- Mental health issues, including depression or anxiety
- Eating healthy and staying active
You also can talk to her about your relationships and your safety.
What happens during a well-woman exam?
Dr. Greenspan begins by taking a complete medical history. You’ll talk about your past medical conditions or surgeries, medications you’re currently taking, and any diseases that run in your family.
Dr. Greenspan typically performs a physical exam, which generally includes:
- A Pap smear
- Pelvic exam
- Breast exam
The Pap smear looks for signs of cervical cancer. Depending on your age, Dr. Greenspan refers you to a specialist for a mammogram.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the gynecologist, call or schedule an online consultation today with Carrie Greenspan, MD, FACOG.