Gwinnett Urgent Care & Family Practice provides a variety of women’s health services in Norcross, GA. We can perform your annual wellness exams and can handle several gynecological situations. Our team is available to address any questions or concerns you may have, and we speak English, Vietnamese, and Spanish. We welcome you by appointment or on a walk-in basis, whichever is more convenient for you.
Regular gynecological checkups are part of preventative healthcare and generally include a pelvic exam and breast exam. Your medical provider will review your medical history and ask questions about your lifestyle to determine whether to request additional testing.
Pap smears (or pap tests) are part of most of your annual exams if you are between 21 and 65 years old, regardless of your sexual activity, HPV immunization, or menopause status. Pap smears can detect changes in your cervix with pre-cancerous or cancerous cell changes caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Any abnormal cells could lead to cervical cancer, which is why pap smears are useful screening tools.
During a pap test, your medical professional will insert a speculum into your vagina to better see your cervix. They will then use a thin medical stick or soft brush to collect cells from the outside of your cervix. They send these samples for laboratory testing afterward.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) usually occurs in the bladder but can happen in other parts of the urinary system (kidneys and urethra).
UTIs can happen anywhere in the urinary system (which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra). UTIs are most common in the bladder. A UTI in the bladder is called cystitis. Infections in the bladder can spread to the upper part of the urinary tract or the kidneys.
Common UTI symptoms include:
To diagnose a UTI, we test a clean sample of your urine. If the test is positive, we can treat your UTI with antibiotics. You generally feel better after 1 or 2 days of treatment, although you must continue the medication through the duration of the prescription.
People can catch sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) via unprotected vaginal, oral, or anal sex with a partner who has an STD, and some can spread via genital touching. Common STDs include herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Individuals who have contracted an STD may not show any symptoms.
STDs can cause problems for women, including:
This is why practicing safe sex and being regularly screened for STDs are good healthcare habits when you are sexually active.
Our staff members can also help you with other medical concerns such as abdominal pains. We are also here to answer questions about your sexual and reproductive health, including but not limited to menstruation and menopause. If you need to seek specialized medical care for further testing or conditions, we offer information to help you in the process of finding an appropriate provider. We can also determine what immunizations are relevant to your age and situation, such as Hepatitis B and HPV (Human Papillomavirus).
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