Q: At what age should I start seeing a gynecologist?
A: Unless there is a medical problem, you should have your first pelvic exam around the age of 21, or sooner if you begin sexual activity
Q: Can I have a pap smear if I have my period?
A: You should try to schedule your annual exam for when you are not having your period. However, you can have a pap smear during your period as long as the flow is not very heavy. If you are scheduled for a repeat pap smear or colposcopy and have your period, please call the office to reschedule.
Q: How can I start taking birth control?
A: Schedule an appointment with your OB-GYN doctor to discuss birth control and what method may work for you. After finding an option, we will proceed to have a prescription sent to the nearest phamacy. You should try to schedule your annual exam for when you are not having your period. However, you can have a pap smear during your period as long as the flow is not very heavy. If you are scheduled for a repeat pap smear or colposcopy and have your period, please call the office to reschedule.
Q: What methods of birth control exist?
A: The options for birth control have grown over the years. Some options include pills, implants, IUD’s and more. Our OB-GYN doctors are ready to help you choose a method that works for you!
Q: How do I take my birth control pill?
A: Oral Contraceptive Instructions (PDF)
Q: Do I need to take my birth control pill at the same time each day?
A: We do recommend you take your birth control pill at the same time each day so you get in the habit of taking the pill and do not miss any pills. It can be helpful to set an alarm for the same time each day to remind you to take your birth control pill.
Q: When should I get my first mammogram?
A: Women ages 40 and older should have a mammogram every year. Women with an increased risk of breast cancer due to factors such as family history are advised to talk with their physician about whether to have mammograms before the age of 40.
Q: I need a script for my mammogram. How do I obtain that?
A: Please schedule your mammogram accordingly, then give us a call and we will fax a script directly to the office you choose to go to.
Q: Should I get the HPV vaccine?
A: Yes, the HPV vaccine is recommended for adolescent girls who are not sexually active. Females who are sexually active may also benefit from the vaccine.
Q: When should I schedule my first prenatal visit?
A: If you’ve tested positive with a home pregnancy test, give us a call. We will schedule your first prenatal appointment approximately nine weeks from your last menstrual period.
Q: Do I see all of the physicians in the office throughout my pregnancy?
A: Yes, we do this in order for you to become familiar with all of our doctors due to not knowing who will be on call when you go into labor.
Q: At what hospital do I deliver my baby?
A: Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
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