Gynecology Specialists

East Tremont Medical Center -  - Multi-Specialty Group

East Tremont Medical Center

Multi-Specialty Group located in The Bronx, NY & New York, NY

If you’re a woman, you’re likely to experience a gynecological health condition at some point in your life. The experienced team at East Tremont Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, offers birth control, well-woman exams, and preventive health screenings, and they diagnose and treat conditions such as pelvic pain and abnormal menstrual bleeding. To schedule your annual exam or see a doctor about a female health concern, call the practice, or use the online booking tool.

Gynecology Q & A

What is Gynecology?

Gynecology is health care that focuses on diseases and functions specific to females, especially those affecting the female reproductive system. Gynecology services change throughout the stages of a woman’s life. Common gynecology care includes:

  • Birth control
  • Annual well-woman exams, including Pap smears
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Mammograms
  • Menopause treatment
  • Cancer screening
  • Diagnostic procedures for gynecologic conditions

When Should I See a Gynecologist?

You should schedule annual well-woman exams starting at the age of 21 or when you become sexually active, whichever comes first. Routine gynecology annual exams continue through the age of 70, at which time you can stop scheduling annual exams provided you do not have any new sexual partners within the last three years and no abnormal Pap smears. You may require more than one appointment annually if you have an abnormal Pap smear, vaginal pain, or changes in your period.

In addition to your annual well-woman visit, you should schedule an appointment with East Tremont Medical Center if you have female health-related questions or experience any of the following symptoms: 

  • Painful intercourse or bleeding after intercourse
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Irregular menstrual periods 
  • Increased urination, urgency, or burning sensation
  • Pelvic pain 
  • Vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor
  • Itching, burning, or pain in your vaginal area
  • Visible sores or lumps on genital area

How Do I Choose the Right Birth Control?

As cute as babies are, not everyone wants to get pregnant right now. There are many options for birth control. The right method for you depends on your medical history, current health, lifestyle, and preferences. You may choose different birth control based on whether you intend to get pregnant in the future or wish to remain child-free indefinitely.

The most common, reversible birth control methods include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Intrauterine device
  • Hormonal implant
  • Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Birth control shot
  • Patch
  • Ring

If you are certain you do not want to get pregnant now or ever in the future, a tubal ligation is permanent birth control.

Your doctor will discuss the pros and cons of each method to help you decide which method of birth control is right for you. Use the online booking tool, or call the practice to schedule an appointment for birth control today.