Young Adult Gynecology
Young adult women have a variety of gynecological healthcare concerns that differ from those in later stages of life. Our caring staff and compassionate providers are expertly trained to address the needs of our young adult patients.
There are a variety of contraception methods on the market and each has its benefits and draw-backs. When choosing a birth control method, an open and honest discussion with your healthcare provider will protect a young woman’s well-being.
Endometriosis is a painful, unpredictable, and discouraging disease. The lining of the inside of the uterus, called the endometrium, builds up to prepare for pregnancy but if the woman does not get pregnant, the lining is shed during menstruation. Endometriosis occurs when the cells of the endometrial lining grow outside of the uterus.
From the time young girl begins her period and throughout young adulthood, it can be difficult to determine normal menstruation. Absent, excessive or erratic bleeding may be a sign of a menstrual disorder and should be addressed by a provider.
Ovarian cysts are small “pouch” that forms on the ovary that fills with fluid. They vary in size and shape and while some do not project pain, others may cause pain in the abdomen, especially during activity. Many cysts go away on their own and are harmless but others may be more serious and require treatment.
Premarital exams are physical examinations that are designed to prepare future brides for a sexual relationship. The exam also includes an open dialog regarding the sexual health of the woman. At Rosemark, we also provide a Premarital Packet full of helpful information.
A sexually transmitted disease (STD) is an infection that is passed from one person to another through sexual contact. There are more than 20 different types of STDs that are typically caused by a virus, parasites, or bacteria. It is very important that STDs are treated before serious conditions develop.
Urinary infections are a common inflammation experienced by young adult women. The condition is not serious when addressed quickly but can lead to more serious conditions like bladder and kidney infections if not treated.
Vaginal infections, also known as vaginitis, are inflammations of the vagina. This uncomfortable disease causes irritation, cloudy vaginal discharge, and unusual odor. There are many causes of vaginal infection which is why it is important to see one of our providers for appropriate treatment.