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Women's Health

Women's Health services offered in Ellicott City, MD

Women’s health covers everything from menstrual problems and menopause to potentially life-threatening gynecological cancers. Ola Onabanjo, APRN, and her colleagues provide comprehensive services to women of all ages at the Rightplace Family Clinic offices in Ellicott City, Maryland. When you have symptoms of women’s health conditions or want to arrange a Pap smear, call Rightplace Family Clinic or book an appointment online today. 

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

The women’s health experts at Rightplace Family Clinic offer diagnosis, treatment, and preventive medicine services that focus on health issues affecting women. 

That includes disorders of the female reproductive system, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vulva.

What women’s health conditions might affect me?

Women’s health conditions that could affect you include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Yeast infections
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Breast, cervical, endometrial, and other gynecological cancers

Other conditions covered by women’s health include those that can affect men but are more common in women, such as breast diseases, urinary tract infections (UTIs), osteoporosis, and thyroid disease.

What women’s health services are available?

Rightplace Family Clinic provides comprehensive women’s health services, including:

Well-woman exams

A well-woman exam is an annual pelvic exam and general checkup where your provider evaluates your current health and assesses your risk of future problems. It’s a vital preventive medicine service that identifies signs of disease early on when it’s more treatable.

Pap smears

A Pap smear screens for cervical cancer. Your provider gathers a sample of cells from your cervix and sends them to a specialist lab for analysis. You can have your Pap smear during your well-woman exam.

Breast cancer screening

During a well-woman exam, your provider examines your breasts for abnormalities. They may refer you for a mammogram (breast X-ray) if they find anything unusual or recommend a routine mammogram, especially when you reach middle age.

Family planning

Family planning services offer advice and treatments to help you avoid unwanted pregnancy, then start a family when you’re ready. Pregnancy tests are also available.

STI testing

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) often cause no symptoms. Screening regularly identifies any STIs in sexually active women before they cause irreversible complications. You can also go for an STI test if you develop symptoms that indicate an STI, like a genital rash or discharge.

Menopause management

Menopause occurs in mid-life, as your reproductive functions come to an end. The drop in levels of female sex hormones, estrogen, and progesterone, can cause unpleasant symptoms in some women, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and thinning hair and skin.

Menopause management helps you cope with these challenges. Some women find their symptoms improve after making lifestyle changes like a better diet and more exercise. Others require additional treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

To learn how you can benefit from Rightplace Family Clinic’s women’s health services, call the office or book an appointment online today.