Office gynaecology in Burnaby, British Columbia
Finding the perfect gynaecologist for you is no easy feat. The perfect doctor for you is a personal choice, especially when dealing with such intimate areas and your female reproductive tract. Dr. Carrie Wong has years of experience studying the female body in both the field of obstetrics and office gynaecology. Recently, Dr. Wong, decided to solely focus on gynaecology, giving her GYN patients her full attention.
What is gynaecology?
Office gynecology is a speciality within the medical field, dealing with a focus on the female reproductive organs and breasts, usually beginning in adolescence and throughout adulthood.
When should I start visiting a gynaecologist?
The exact age that a woman begins visits to a gynaecologist will vary. In British Columbia, the recommendation is that your first PAP smear should occur at 25 or after becoming sexually active, whichever is the latter. Women between the ages of 25-69 should be screened for cervical cancer every three years. If your results are always normal, you can stop cervical cancer screenings at age 69.
Young women may experience gyanecological issues, such as painful periods, irregular bleeding and other menstrual issues. Since this is the case, you do not need to schedule a Pap smear to benefit from a visit to your gynaecologist. These visits should continue annually throughout adulthood. If you suffer from certain medical conditions, you may need to schedule more frequent visits.
What does a visit to the adolescent gynaecologist visit consist of?
Depending upon the patient’s age and sexual experience, the gynaecology visit and testing will vary. During teenage years, your chosen gynaecologist will go over sexual activity, health risks, safe sex, counseling, medical history, and menstrual cycle and breast exams. If you are sexually active, contraception may be given. If you have any medical concerns, further testing may be required.
What does a visit to a gynaecologist for adult females include?
Depending upon the patient’s age, the examination testing and length may vary. Visits can be as simple as a breast exam and Pap smear or renewing birth control medication. In contrast, visits could be more in depth if the patient is experiencing any health problems: irregular menstrual cycles, sexual pain, cysts, fibroids, trouble conceiving and more. It is important to address and identify any medical issues as they occur.
What can a gynaecologist treat?
Gynaecologists treat a multitude of issues. Some of the most common include:
- irregular menstrual cycles
- pregnancy testing
- sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- ovarian cysts
- pelvic inflammatory disease
- cervical cancer screenings
- uterine fibroids
- sexual pain
- low sex drive
Get a referral to our office in Burnaby, British Columbia
If you would like to schedule a consultation at our Burnaby office, please get a referral from your general practitioner. Once you have a referral, please call our office at (604) 433-8900 to schedule an appointment.