Gynecological Services

v-smile2We pride ourselves on the comprehensive gynecological care we extend to women of all ages. We provide a wide range of gynecological services, from annual exams and fertility evaluations to treatment of menstrual disorders and urinary incontinence. We also offer the following services:

Colposcopy

A colposcopy is performed for a close examination of the cervix and vagina to specifically look for signs of disease. Colposcopies are usually performed to help diagnose conditions such as cervical cancer, vaginal cancer, cervicitis, genital warts or pre-cancerous cells in the cervix or vagina. Using a microscope device, your doctor will take an extensive look at your cervix and possibly use some vinegar-water to make any abnormal areas be more noticeable. If questionable areas are noticed, a biopsy may be taken for further testing. This will feel like a pinch and may cause some mild cramping.

Colposcopies generally take 20 – 30 minutes. Light bleeding or colored discharged may be present following the procedure. Patients should refrain from sexual intercourse for at least one week.

Bone Density Testing

Bone density testing is used to detect osteoporosis. Using radiology, this imaging measures bone loss by sending energy beams through the bones. The soft tissue and the bones absorb the energy and then are measured. The results of your bone density test will show two scores:

  • A T score will tell you how dense your bones are compared to a young healthy adult of the same gender – when bone density is usually the strongest.
  • A Z score will tell you the density of your bones compared to the average density of someone your age and the same gender.

A normal T score is -1.0 or higher. A T score of -2.5 or lower indicate osteoporosis.

Urodynamic Testing

Urodynamic testing is a group of tests that measure bladder function and examines bladder storage and the flow of urine. Urodynamic testing may be recommended for patients with bladder problems, such as leaking, frequent urination, frequent urinary tract infections, sudden urges to urinate or pain while urinating. During the testing, the patient gives a urine specimen and then completely empties her bladder. A catheter is then inserted into the urethra to perform various tests such as leak point pressure and post void residual. Urodynamic Testing normally takes between 15 and 30 minutes and does not require sedating medication.

North Little Rock Womens Clinic is not performing this test in the office at the moment, a referral may be made to a urologist for testing if needed.

Essure

Essure is a permanent sterilization procedure that can done at your OBGYN office.  North Little Rock Womens Clinic does not perform this in office, they will refer you to an out patient facility for the procedure. During the procedure, small inserts are placed in the opening of the fallopian tube to form a barrier and block the fallopian tubes. With the fallopian tubes blocked, sperm cannot reach an egg. This procedure is not reversible and requires no anesthesia.

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