Gynecological Care Specialist

Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd

OB-GYNs & Women's Health located in Lake Forest, IL & Grayslake, IL

A woman’s reproductive health influences her overall health, too. That’s why the OB/GYN experts at Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd. offer a full range of gynecological services, from annual exams to on-site ultrasound diagnostic studies to minimally invasive surgery. If you live in the Lake Forest or Grayslake, Illinois, area and are looking for caring, compassionate, and expert OB/GYNs, phone the friendly, helpful office staff to set up an appointment or request an appointment online.

Gynecological Care Q & A

Why do I need gynecological care?

An annual examination with your primary care physician gives you important information about your health. Adding a board-certified gynecologist to your team ensures that you get the information you need about your reproductive health, too. 

At Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd., you have access to all of the services you need, including:

  • Annual pelvic exam with Pap test and breast exam
  • Adolescent gynecology services
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) treatment
  • Treatment for symptoms of perimenopause and menopause
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, prevention, and treatment
  • Contraception counseling and prescriptions
  • Immunizations
  • Gynecologic surgery

Both offices offer on-site, full-service labs and ultrasound imaging.

What happens in an annual gynecological care exam?

During your annual well-woman gynecological exam, your doctor conducts a thorough physical examination and tests your blood and urine to identify any potential problems. Some of the steps of a gynecological exam include:

  • Palpating your breasts
  • Conducting a pelvic exam
  • Checking your vulva and vagina
  • Examining your cervix (uterus opening)
  • Taking a Pap test to check for cervical cancer
  • Testing for STDs, including human papillomavirus (HPV)

Your annual exam also gives you a perfect opportunity to ask questions about any symptoms you may have, including pain or irregular bleeding during your menstrual cycle.

If you want to become pregnant, your gynecologist gives you tips for increasing your chances or helps you with fertility challenges.

Do I need to see a gynecologist between annual exams?

Any time you experience unusual symptoms or have pelvic pain, call your expert OB/GYN at Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd. Conditions or symptoms that require immediate attention include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Irregular bleeding or skipped periods
  • Painful or crampy periods
  • Foul-smelling or unusual discharge
  • Painful sex
  • Concern about STDs
  • Pregnancy

At Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd., the compassionate and caring OB/GYNs can conduct most needed studies on-site. They also perform many treatments, including some minimally invasive surgery, in the comfort of the office.

To set up your annual well-woman gynecological exam or to get answers about symptoms that trouble you, call the helpful office staff at either location. You can also reach the Ob-Gyne Associates of Lake Forest, Ltd. team by requesting an appointment online.