Women's Health Specialist

Primary Care & Family Care in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Women's Health

Women need specialized health care at every stage of life. For this reason, opting for regular women’s health exams can support you as you navigate changes that occur in your body. Pooja Mehta, MD, at Garden State Family Care in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, offers women’s health services to prevent, diagnose, and treat health issues affecting women. Call today or schedule an appointment with the online form.

Women's Health Q & A

What are women’s health needs?

In addition to annual wellness exams with Dr. Mehta, women also benefit from an annual women’s health exam. 

These exams focus on sexual health issues, including sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and birth control. Women’s health also includes issues concerning your reproductive organs, like menstruation problems or menopause.

Women are at higher risk of some diseases, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Severe side effects of STDs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Women are also more likely to die due to heart attacks than men.

What should I expect at my women’s health exam?

During a women’s health exam, Dr. Mehta conducts a thorough physical examination, discusses any symptoms and your health goals, and orders tests and procedures as necessary. Common women’s health tests and procedures may include:

  • Blood work
  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • STD testing
  • Urine test

Starting at age 40, women can choose to receive annual breast cancer screenings with mammograms. Mammograms are especially recommended for women who have a family history of breast cancer.

Whether you start mammograms at age 40, you should receive annual mammograms between the ages of 45 and 54. Depending on your age and symptoms, Dr. Mehta may order bone density scans or other tests as well. 

When should I see a doctor for women’s health issues?

In addition to a yearly women’s exam, schedule an appointment whenever you experience new or concerning symptoms. Common women’s health concerns that warrant a visit to Garden State Family Care include: 

  • Irregular or heavy menstruation
  • Pelvic pain or cramps
  • Vaginal dryness or itching
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Low libido
  • Hot flashes 
  • Night sweats
  • Blisters or sores on vulva or anus
  • Mood changes
  • Insomnia

Dr. Mehta can also help alleviate urinary frequency, urgency, or incontinence symptoms. 

Many women’s health conditions develop as you age due to changes in your hormone levels. For severe hormone-related health problems, Dr. Mehta may recommend hormone replacement therapy. 

To schedule a women’s health exam, or if you have symptoms or health concerns you’d like to discuss, contact Garden State Family Care by phone or schedule an appointment today using this website.

Garden State Family Care
✆ Phone (appointments): 908-503-2561
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 908-322-6611
Address: 1814 East 2nd Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076