Women since their youth visit the OB-GYN once a year. Everything from routine pelvic exams, to ultra-sounds, cancer screenings, and breast exams are all vital to women’s health. Also, changes in a woman’s menstruation cycle, vaginal discharge, pregnancy related issues, birth control, and newfound pains during sex are discussed with medical providers. Women can get the answers to their questions during an OB-GYN visit. But how does this care change as women get older? Do senior citizens need an OB-GYN?
When a woman has menopause, her body undergoes tons of changes that can seem scary: hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms. These changes mean your OB-GYN apps will change, too. From reproductive health to issues like pelvic pain or mammograms, your OB-GYN apps will look different.
Your OB-GYN will examine your menstrual history, provide screening for STD’s if you’re sexually active, and other measures when you’re young. As you age, women lose some estrogen which may cause vaginal dryness/ itchiness, or painful sexual experiences. Elderly women can address those issues with an OB-GYN.
Are you a senior citizen looking to schedule an appointment with a trusted OB-GYN? We offer a few convenient ways for you to book an appoint with us. You can call our office (661) 410-2942 or visit our website and fill out this form.