Women should start visiting an OB/GYN between the ages of 13 and 15, or when they become sexually active, whichever happens first. Dr. Donn uses the annual exam as a means of keeping in touch with her patients and providing comprehensive information regarding the woman’s health.
- Ensure that your weight and blood pressure are healthy and normal.
- Ask questions regarding your lifestyle, sexual activity, and address any concerns.
- Update you on immunizations, birth control options, and other relevant medical news.
- Perform a breast exam and screen for suspicious lumps or irregular breast tissue.
During a Pap test, we will take a small sample of cells from the opening of the cervix, which will be analyzed for abnormalities indicating potential cancer risk. We recommend all women have a pap smear by 21.
Various forms of birth controls are available at Dr. Donn’s office. By discussing your concerns with Dr. Donn, we can figure out the birth control method best for you. Birth control is not a one-size-fits-all process.
We recommend that sexually active women get tested annually for HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Dr. Donn offers a full range of STD testing options for her patients. Protect your sexual health.
Learn about hormonal therapies and supplements that can be used to treat your menopause symptoms, and to ensure the pelvic organs and tissues are in good shape. Prioritize your menopausal health.
A pelvic exam can help detect ovarian cysts, sexually transmitted infections, uterine fibroids or early-stage cancer. Many women have a pelvic exam once a year. A pelvic exam often finds possible signs of diseases.
Contact us immediately if you’re experiencing symptoms, such as pelvic pain, unusual vaginal bleeding, skin changes, abnormal discharge or urinary problems. We offer diagnostic testing and treatment.
An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in pregnancy, childbirth, and a woman’s reproductive system. Although other doctors can deliver babies, many women see an obstetrician, also called an OB/GYN. Your obstetrician can take care of you throughout your pregnancy, and give you follow-up care such as annual Pap tests for years to come.
We offer individualized care and support for expectant mothers who are referred to us with high-risk health conditions or obstetric complications, and for those whose pregnancy is complicated by a fetal structural, functional or genetic abnormality or multiple gestations. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
We offer comprehensive prenatal genetic testing options that can provide important information about your baby’s health. Based on your age, medical history, and other factors, Dr. Donn will assess what risks could affect your pregnancy and discuss genetic testing options that may provide you with the information you need.
Dr. Donn offers patients in-office ultrasound imaging. Our patients may need ultrasound imaging for a variety of reasons including pelvic ultrasound exams for evaluating organ health, identifying the origin of pelvic pain, and prenatal ultrasounds.
As soon as a woman discovers she is pregnant, she should establish a schedule of prenatal care with her healthcare provider for the entire duration of the pregnancy. We Offer OB-GYN Services from Prenatal Care to Delivery. Call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Donn today!
Many factors are considered by a couple in deciding if and when to have a baby. Dr. Donn’s family planning services offer community outreach, education, and healthcare for couples interested in learning about or are ready to start a family.
(HSG) is an X-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes. It often is done for women who are having a hard time becoming pregnant.
Vaginal hysterectomy is a removal of the cervix and uterus through the vagina and does not require any abdominal incisions. This procedure can be done at Dr. Donn’s office.
Oral contraceptives prevent unwanted pregnancy and regulate menstrual cycles. Dr. Donn will help you choose what’s best suited for your body after a consultation.
We offer pelvic and trans-vaginal sonograms. Each sonogram during your pregnancy brings you closer to your unborn baby. This is offered exclusively for our obstetrical patients by Dr. Donn, as a keepsake.
Dr. Donn’s office handles lupron injections, used for treating prostate cancer, endometriosis, central precocious puberty (early onset of puberty), and fibroids. The injection is similar to GnRH.
An endometrial ablation is a procedure your doctor might consider if you bleed between your menstrual periods, have a heavy flow, or have periods that last a long time.
Dr. Donn offers a variety of services including treatment of uterine fibroids using lupron, myomectomies, and hysterectomies. These are are benign growths of the muscle inside the uterus.
Dr. Donn offers treatment for endometriosis, which is very common and may not produce symptoms or lead to painful menstruation. The presence of tissue that normally grows inside the uterus.
The organisms that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Dr. Donn’s office tests and offers treatment for STDs.
Dr. Donn offers in-office hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus. In a total hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed. Dr. Donn will determine if this procedure is right for you based on several factors.
This procedure is used to diagnose certain areas of the body, determine abnormalities, and is used to identify cancer or HPV. Please consult Dr. Donn with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
Sometimes cysts occur in the vagina or cervix. Surgery may be needed if the cyst is causing symptoms. Dr. Donn will recommend the most effective treatment option for your individual condition.
Dr. Donn will determine if this for you. A pessary is used for incontinence and is inserted into your vagina to support and lessen the stress on your bladder.
Also known as gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and includes all forms of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the rectum. Dr. Donn treats this ailment.
The IUD is inserted into your uterus by your doctor. A plastic string tied to the end of the IUD hangs down through the cervix into the vagina.
Tuba ligation, aka “tying the tubes” is a surgery that permanently sterilizes a female and therefore permanently prevents pregnancy.
A Pap smear is a cervical screening used to detect potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous cells in the cervix. Dr. Donn diagnoses and treats abnormal pap smears and any related problems.
Dr. Donn conducts this surgical procedure, used in certain situations to treat abnormal cells of the cervix. An electric current is used to remove a sample of the cervix containing the area of abnormality.
Implanon is a small, thin, hormonal contraceptive that is implanted under the skin and effective for up to three years. Dr. Donn will insert this device for you in-office, and remove it at the correct time.
Menopause occurs 12 months after your last period and is the end of menstrual cycles and fertility. It is a natural biological process, Dr. Donn specializes in this by guiding women through this transition.
Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue. Sometimes they require removal, in which a patient is either lightly or fully sedated. Dr. Donn will remove any polyps with special scissors, a laser, or another device.
Dr. Donn will help you learn how far along your pregnancy is using the latest technology – the GE – Voluson E6. Your unborn baby will spend roughly 38 weeks in the uterus. During your screening, both the uterus and ovaries will be examined as we check for cysts and fibroids. An ultrasound scan may be used to detect potential cancers, PCO’s and ectopic pregnancies.
The nuchal translucency scan uses ultrasound to assess your baby’s risk of having Down’s Syndrome, other chromosomal abnormalities, as well as major congenital heart problems.
Your baby will be measured from crown to rump, including his/her middle, head, four heart chambers, kidneys, bladder, stomach, brain, spine and sex organs.
The sonogram measures your baby’s head, tummy, thigh bone, and the depth of amniotic fluid surrounding him/her.
Dr. Donn’s office uses state of the art technology, such as the GE – Voluson E6. During your examination, the uterus and ovaries will be examined as we check for cysts and fibroids using the latest technology. An ultrasound scan may be used to detect cancers, PCO’s and ectopic pregnancies. Proper IUD placement will be verified through ultrasound scans in the event of abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Planning is key to having a healthy pregnancy. I will meet with you to review your medical history, prior pregnancy history, and to discuss any other concerns that may be relevant to your future pregnancy plans. Call and make an appointment today!
Routine annual visits include: pelvic and breast exams, PAP smears, testing for sexually transmitted diseases, contraception counseling, family planning, endometriosis, and infertility discussions. Dr. Donn will answer any questions before you need to seek out an REI (reproductive endocrinology and infertility) specialist.
My goal is to help you have a healthy and happy pregnancy. At your first pregnancy visit, we will discuss nutrition, vitamin supplements, tests which are available to you, and what to expect during your pregnancy.
High-risk pregnancies carry risks to both the mother and developing baby. A pregnancy may be termed “high risk” if you have a medical condition or develop one during pregnancy. All pregnancies in women ages 35 to 40 are considered high-risk. With careful monitoring and management, most women with high-risk pregnancy deliver healthy babies.
Biopsies are the medical removal of tissue from a living subject to determine the presence or extent of a disease. Biopsies can usually be taken from any outside surface, or from inside the uterus in the case of abnormal uterine bleeding, without the need for anesthesia or major surgery.
Fibroids are common benign growths of the uterine muscle. Often, fibroids cause no symptoms and can go undetected for many years. Sometimes, fibroids grow larger or are associated with heavy and painful periods that don’t respond as well to hormonal treatments. Fibroids can cause bowel and bladder discomfort if they grow large and press on these pelvic structures, and sometimes fibroids can be a cause of recurrent miscarriage, infertility, and painful sexual intercourse.