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South Sound Womens Center

OB-GYNs located in Olympia, WA

Women’s health care is as unique as each individual woman. To ensure you are in optimal health, the board-certified team of female OB/GYNs at South Sound Women’s Center in Olympia, Washington, offer a variety of comprehensive gynecology services, including annual well-woman exams, sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings, and birth control options customized to meet your specific needs. To learn more about available gynecology services, schedule an appointment by phone today.

Gynecology Q & A

South Sound Womens Center

What gynecology services are available?

At South Sound Women’s Center, the experienced medical team offers a variety of comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to protect your reproductive health, including:

  • Well-woman exams
  • STD screenings
  • Cancer screenings
  • Birth control counseling
  • Preventive care
  • Menopause care

Diagnostics and treatment services are available to address issues like irregular periods, heavy bleeding, and other reproductive health concerns.

Your gynecologist can also offer you guidance and support when planning your family or dealing with a miscarriage.

What are well-woman exams?

A well-woman exam is part of your preventive health care plan and ensures the health of your reproductive system. During your exam, your doctor at South Sound Women’s Center discusses your overall health, medical history, and your sexual history. They also review your relationships and personal life, screening for indications of depression or other issues.

You undergo a pelvic exam where your doctor checks your reproductive organs for abnormalities. They also take a sample of cells from your cervix to test for cancer during the pelvic exam.

In addition to your reproductive organs, your doctor manually checks your breasts for lumps and may refer you for a mammogram.

Your doctor recommends well-women exams annually and the staff at South Sound Women’s Center provide you with timely reminders when you’re due for your next routine visit.

What STD tests are available?

If there are STD concerns, your doctor may also perform screenings for conditions such as:

  • Syphilis
  • Herpes
  • Hepatitis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)

These conditions can be spread through oral, vaginal, and anal sexual contact. With early diagnosis, treatment can help relieve associated symptoms. While not all STDs have a cure, your doctor can create a treatment plan to manage them effectively.

Your doctor uses blood tests to detect most STDs. In the case of HPV, your doctor takes cell samples from your cervix during a pelvic exam. HPV is an infection that can develop into cancer if not promptly treated.

If test results indicate you have an STD, your doctor can provide effective treatments, including medications, to alleviate symptoms and help you manage the condition.

Schedule a gynecology consultation online or by calling South Sound Women’s Center today.