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at The Howard Center

Located in Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross, Moultrie, and Covington, GA.

As a woman, finding a gynecologist you trust is an important step in protecting your sexual, reproductive, and overall health. If you’re on the hunt for a gynecologist who will join you on your health journey, look no further than The Howard Center. Our experienced gynecology team is ready to serve you at one of our state-of-the-art offices throughout Georgia. Call the office nearest you or request your appointment online to get started.

Gynecology Q & A

How often should I see a gynecologist?

Girls may start seeing a gynecologist in their early teens if they’re experiencing issues like severe cramping or heavy blood flow, or when they become sexually active. From there, they partner with their gynecologist throughout adulthood to protect their health.

Generally, you should schedule an annual wellness exam, often called a well-woman visit, with your gynecologist. During this yearly appointment, your gynecologist screens you for a variety of health risks and ensures that your female organs are healthy and working as they should. 

Most well-woman visits include a pelvic exam, a breast exam, and a Pap smear. A Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer. 

During your well-woman exam at The Howard Center, you talk with your gynecologist about your personal medical history, family health history, your lifestyle choices (including your sexual activity), and your menstrual cycle. This allows them to tailor care unique to your body while ensuring you’re taking the right preventive steps for any health conditions for which you’re at risk. 

What kind of gynecological services are available?

In addition to the annual well-woman exam, The Howard Center offers a broad range of gynecological services and treatments designed to support a woman’s health, including:

  • Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
  • Birth control
  • Treatment for bladder infections
  • Cervical cancer screenings
  • Pelvic pain diagnosis
  • Management of menopausal symptoms
  • Urinary incontinence therapy
  • Menstrual irregularity management
  • Vaginal infections
  • Infertility evaluations and treatment

How do I prepare for a gynecological appointment?

The Howard Center has a “come as you are” mentality. There’s no need to do anything special before coming to your appointment, and don’t worry if you’re on your period or had recent intercourse. 

To make the most of your appointment, it’s a good idea to keep notes about your recent menstrual cycle (including start and end dates) and any other health questions you might have. That way, you’re prepared to discuss them with your gynecologist. 

To learn more about gynecology and its importance to your health, call The Howard Center office nearest you or request your visit online.