Routine women’s health check-ups are one of the easiest ways to catch potentially serious health problems before they cause serious complications. At Live Urgent Care, Browlyn Marquez, MSN, FNP-C, APN, and the team offer a full suite of women’s health services, including diagnosis and treatment of yeast infections, vaginitis, urinary tract infections, and STDs. To schedule an appointment at the Princeton, Bellmawr, Somerset, Morris Plains, or Sayreville, New Jersey office, call the nearest location, walk-in during normal business hours, or book online today.
Women’s health is a medical specialty that diagnoses, treats, and prevents health problems in women. Although women and men develop many of the same diseases, their unique reproductive organs put them at risk for various gender-specific issues.
Live Urgent Care offers a variety of women’s health services, including 24/7 care. If at any point you start feeling under the weather, contact the nearest location for a consultation.
Live Urgent Care uses women’s health to treat a variety of common conditions, including:
A yeast infection occurs due to a build-up of the fungus candida. Over time, the condition causes intense itchiness, inflammation, and a white, mucus-like discharge from the vagina. Yeast infections typically respond to oral antifungal medications.
Vaginitis causes your vagina to become irritated and inflamed. It can occur for various reasons, including vaginal bacteria, an infection, reduced estrogen levels, and menopause. Common symptoms include abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, and painful urination.
Bladder and urinary tract infections occur when bacteria like e.coli enter the urethra or any other part of your lower urinary tract. Common side-effects of bladder and urinary tract infections include pelvic pain and an increased urge to urinate.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that occur due to unprotected sexual intercourse. If you’re sexually active with multiple partners, you’re also at risk of STDs like gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia. Fortunately, there are preventive steps you can take to significantly lower the risk of infection.
Some women experience frequent infections of the eyelids and eyelashes — a medical condition called blepharitis. Researchers aren’t entirely sure what causes blepharitis, but several underlying factors play a role, including allergies, rosacea, and clogged oil glands.
Menopause occurs when you’ve gone a full year without a menstrual period. It’s a normal part of a woman’s aging process but can trigger various uncomfortable symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and fatigue. Self-care measures and hormone replacement therapy can provide significant relief.
Live Urgent Care recommends you make a women’s health appointment at least once a year, especially if you’re 40 or older. Many chronic conditions, like high blood pressure and breast cancer, present few obvious symptoms. Regular check-ups can alert you to these and other issues early on when they’re most responsive to treatment.
Don’t wait to request a women’s health appointment at Live Urgent Care. Book online, or call the nearest office today.