Not only does your gynecologist provide preventive care and screenings for chronic diseases, like a Pap test during a well-woman exam, but they also monitor your overall health. That's why it’s important for you to visit board-certified OB/GYN Kornelia Krol, MD, at Women for Women OBGYN, SC, for their gynecologist appointment. To learn more about how they can help, call the Forest Glen, Chicago office or book a consultation using the online tool.
Gynecology is a specialized branch of medicine in which doctors undergo extensive training in women’s health, with an emphasis on their reproductive organs and breasts.
Your gynecologist may also have specialized training in obstetrics — known as an OB/GYN — which more specifically focuses on prenatal care and delivery.
In some cases, the gynecologist who you see regularly for preventive care can also provide obstetric care and monitor you throughout your entire pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum stage.
While one of the most important roles of a gynecologist is to monitor your health and detect abnormal conditions of your breasts, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vagina, they can also treat a wide variety of conditions and even perform surgeries.
Some of the most common conditions a gynecologist can treat include:
Your dedicated gynecologist at Women For Women OBGYN, SC, is also your go-to person for family planning. For instance, if you want to start or change birth control methods, your gynecologist can help.
In general, the caring team at Women For Women OBGYN, SC, wants to see you once a year for your comprehensive well-woman exam.
If your practitioner is helping you manage a chronic issue, though, such as hormonal fluctuations due to menopause, they may want you to come in more regularly, possibly 2-3 times annually.
But you’re always welcome to come into Women For Women OBGYN, SC, more frequently if you need an evaluation before your next routine exam.
For example, if you’re experiencing vaginal itchiness, burning while urinating, pelvic discomfort, pain during intercourse, or any other abnormal feminine health concern, schedule an exam right away before your discomfort worsens.
Book your gynecology exam with Dr. Krol today. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.