Gynecology

Abnormal Pap Smears & Colposcopy

A pap smear is a screening test for your cervix. It is meant to detect any abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of your cervix, including cancer. Most often, especially if you are getting pap smears regularly, if there is an abnormal result it is NOT cancer. The test is meant to pick …

View page »

Contraception

There are many different types of contraception available to women, with different benefits, side effects, effectiveness, and risks. Choosing the right one for you is important. You should have a discussion with your doctor about which method is right for you, and how to use that method correctly. Most healthy women can safely use any …

View page »

Emergency Contraception

View page »

Fibroids

Fibroids (also called leiomyoma) are a common gynecologic condition. They are a benign tumour of the smooth muscle of the uterus, essentially a little (or sometimes big!) ball of muscle. Although many women have fibroids, most women are not bothered by them. It is very common to see small fibroids (1-5cm) on ultrasounds of women …

View page »

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

This is probably the most common problem that a general gynecologist sees. It is especially common when women first start getting their periods, and is more common again in women who are entering the last ten or so years prior to menopause. Whether periods are heavy or not is very subjective, and often women who …

View page »

Menopause

View page »

Ovarian Cysts

View page »

Pelvic Pain

View page »

Post Menopausal Bleeding

Post menopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that occurs after menopause. We consider you to be in menopause when you have gone a full year without having a period. If you have post menopausal bleeding you should see your doctor right away. Sometimes post menopausal bleeding is related to atrophy or breakdown of the lining of …

View page »