Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology Q & A
What is pediatric and adolescent gynecology?
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology is a field of medicine that focuses specifically on the reproductive needs of female babies, children, and teens. The providers at OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami have experience in evaluating, treating, and supporting your daughter through every stage of feminine development from birth to young adulthood.
Pediatric and adolescent gynecology offers compassionate, age-specific support during natural hormonal changes, as well as expert treatment for reproductive complications.
The providers at OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami take great care to examine and treat girls in a sensitive manner and to provide quality treatment that builds trust.
When should my daughter see a pediatric and adolescent gynecologist?
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is recommended to see a gynecologist for the first time between the ages of 13 and 15. Typically, healthy teen girls do not need a pelvic exam initially. Their provider takes time to do a regular physical and provides an opportunity to ask questions about her development.
Beginning quality gynecological care in the adolescent or teen years is essential for a lifetime of health, especially if your daughter is or is planning to be sexually active or has issues with her menstrual cycle.
What conditions does my pediatric and adolescent gynecologist treat?
The pediatric and adolescent gynecologists at OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami specialize in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of problems related to the female reproductive system.
These conditions may include:
- Cysts, masses, or lesions involving reproductive organs
- Early or delayed puberty
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal pain and trauma
- Yeast infections
- Infections of the reproductive organs
- Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Menstrual irregularities
- Painful periods or heavy bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Your pediatric and adolescent gynecologist also works with your daughter to provide effective birth control and safe sex options to assist her to make healthy choices as she ages.
What does a pediatric and adolescent gynecology visit entail?
The team of providers at OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami tailors your daughter’s visit to her specific needs. During most visits, the team:
- Measures and records your daughter’s vital signs, height, and weight
- Collects a urine sample
- Completes a physical assessment, which may or may not include a pelvic exam
- Asks questions regarding her health
- Answers questions about any concerns your daughter has
- Keeps all information confidential
- Offers education and resources regarding reproductive health
- Creates a treatment plan that nurtures your daughter’s health and wellness
A parent or legal guardian must accompany all female patients under the age of 18. The providers at OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami are committed to providing quality, compassionate care to your daughter throughout her childhood.
For a consultation regarding pediatric and adolescent gynecology services, call the office or schedule an appointment online with OB-GYN Specialists Of South Miami today.