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Gynecology services offered in Sacramento, CA

Gynecology is a specialty focusing on women’s health. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, in Sacramento, California, the team offers comprehensive gynecology services to women and girls over 14. The team understands how disabling women’s health problems can be and support you with everything from painful periods and menopause symptoms to diseases like endometriosis and uterine fibroids. Call the office to arrange a well-woman exam or schedule a gynecology consultation using the online booking feature today.

What is gynecology?

Gynecology covers all aspects of women’s health apart from obstetrics (pregnancy and childbirth). A woman’s reproductive system consists of the following:

  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes 
  • Ovaries
  • Cervix
  • Vagina
  • Vulva

Because the urinary system is closely linked to female reproductive health, gynecology often includes disorders affecting the urinary tract, which consists of the ureter (the pipe that urine travels down to exit your body), bladder, and kidneys. Gynecology also treats problems relating to the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

What gynecology conditions might affect me?

Gynecology disorders and related problems include:

  • Endometriosis 
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids 
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse 
  • Infertility
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Heavy or irregular periods
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Incontinence
  • Infections like bacterial vaginosis
  • Menopause

Menopause is the time in mid-life when women stop releasing eggs every month and can no longer bear children. Your periods stop, and you might develop unpleasant symptoms like vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and night sweats before and after menopause. Treatments like hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help with menopause symptoms.

How do I avoid gynecology problems?

At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, the team provides an essential women’s health service: well-woman exams. These routine procedures are much like annual physicals but with a focus on women’s health problems. 

The exam begins with a medical history review and discussion about any problems since your last visit. Then your provider performs a physical exam, checking vital signs, including blood pressure and heart rate. They may also do a breast exam to check for lumps or other abnormalities. 

Next, your provider does a pelvic exam to check your reproductive system health. If you’re due for one, they carry out a Pap smear, taking a sample of cervical cells for lab analysis. This test identifies changes in the cells that could lead to cancer development.

Your provider can also help you prevent gynecological problems by improving your lifestyle. For example, you might benefit from losing weight, making dietary changes, managing stress more effectively, and quitting smoking. Birth control is available to help you manage your fertility and sexual health advice to reduce your risk of STDs.

Call the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, to arrange a well-woman exam or inquire about gynecology problems. You can also request an appointment online at any time.