Gynecology refers to the area of medicine that focuses on women’s specific healthcare needs through the various stages of her reproductive life. At Genesys Women OBGYN in Sugar Land, Texas, board-certified gynecologist Dama A. Ziworitin, MD, uses his experience and knowledge to provide comprehensive gynecological care for women of all ages. Whether you need to schedule your next well-woman exam or you’re having symptoms you’d like to investigate, Dr. Ziworitin can help. To learn more about the gynecology services available, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A well-woman exam is a cornerstone of preventive care in gynecological medicine. In addition to giving you an opportunity every year to review your medical history, it’s an ideal time to discuss your physical, mental, and sexual health, as well as your exercise, dietary, and sleep habits.
After taking your height and weight and performing routine pelvic and breast exams, Dr. Ziworitin assesses aspects of your health, such as:
Depending on your age and medical history, Dr. Ziworitin may include screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, or bone density.
When recommended, you can expect to undergo routine screenings for breast cancer (mammogram) and cervical cancer (Pap smear).
Your annual exam is a good time to discuss menstrual cycle abnormalities, including heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, or irregular periods.
If you have any questions about painful intercourse, libido problems, or hormonal changes, you can address them during your exam.
Dr. Ziworitin can also help you understand how regular physical activity and optimal nutrition can help you maintain a healthy body weight and avoid common hormone-related symptoms through and beyond menopause.
A Pap test detects abnormal cells in your cervix, the area where your uterus opens into your vagina. Because this test is highly effective at detecting abnormal cells, it’s widely regarded as the best way to detect cervical cancer early and prevent its advancement.
You typically receive a Pap smear during a normal pelvic exam. Doctors recommend a Pap smear every three years for women between 21 and 65.
Starting when you’re 30, Dr. Ziworitin may advise you to have a Pap test every three years, or scheduling a Pap test along with an HPV screening every five years.
Most women should start having an annual mammogram at age 40. A mammogram is a type of X-ray that helps detect early-stage breast cancer in women who don’t yet have any signs or symptoms of the disease. Mammograms are also used to help evaluate any lumps found during a routine breast exam.
If you have a family history of breast cancer, Dr. Ziworitin also specializes in genetic testing for hereditary hormone-related cancers, including breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers.
To get started, call the office for a consultation or book an appointment online today.