Women’s Health

Internal Medicine Physician, Adult Primary Care & Urgent Care located in Lanham, MD

Women’s Health
Women’s Health services offered in Lanham, MD

Women’s health covers everything from painful periods and pelvic floor disorders to birth control and cancer screening. Sherif Hassan, MD, at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care in Lanham, Maryland, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for women’s health conditions, including routine well-woman exams. To inquire about screening or arrange your exam, call Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care today or book an appointment using the online form.

Women’s Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating health conditions that affect women.

While most medical problems affect both men and women, some are more common in women, such as osteoporosis, breast cancer, and hypothyroidism. Many disorders only affect the female reproductive system and don’t occur in men.

Common women’s health disorders include:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Vaginal dryness 
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Vulvar dystrophy
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis are common infections that affect women’s genitals. Menopause, although it’s a natural change rather than a disease, can also cause a range of unpleasant and distressing symptoms that might persist for years.

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care’s experienced medical staff can diagnose and treat most women’s health problems. There are convenient on-site lab services for blood and other tests.

How are women’s health problems treated?

The treatment a women’s health problem requires varies depending on the particular issue you experience. Examples of the treatments Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers for women’s health conditions include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Weight management
  • Thyroid hormone therapy
  • Estrogen cream for vaginal dryness
  • Anti-inflammatory medication

If you need specialized treatment for your condition, your provider can refer you to a suitable OB/GYN.

What women’s health services are available?

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care provides comprehensive women’s health services, including:

Well-woman exam

A well-woman exam is like an annual physical, providing insight into your general health but with an emphasis on checking your reproductive system.

Pap smears

A Pap smear screens for cervical cancer. Your provider collects cells from your cervix during a pelvic exam, and the lab checks them for cancerous changes.

Breast exam

Your provider can examine your breasts for lumps and abnormalities. A mammogram (breast X-ray) is the most reliable screening for breast cancer.

Family planning

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care provides comprehensive family planning services, including contraception advice and infertility evaluations that enable you to choose when to have children.

Women and men can also take advantage of Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care’s additional services, including chronic disease management, preventive care, walk-in visits, and weight management.

To benefit from the exceptional women’s health care provided by Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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