Gynecology

Palm Valley Women's Care

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ & Avondale, AZ

Whether you’re due for your annual well-woman exam or you’re suffering from a health concern, Palm Valley Women’s Care provides gynecology services in Phoenix and Avondale, Arizona. Miles Howard, MD, George Davidson, MD, and the experienced team diagnose and treat a broad array of conditions, including prolapse, ovarian issues, incontinence, and endometriosis. Get the gynecological care you deserve. Call your nearest office today to book an appointment.

Gynecology Q & A

What gynecology services do you provide?

The team at Palm Valley Women’s Care provides all of the most common gynecology services. These include:

  • Well-woman exams
  • Family planning, with short-term and permanent contraceptives
  • Diagnosis and treatment of women’s health conditions
  • Infertility assessments for women and men
  • Gynecology services for adolescents
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

The team offers the convenience of an onsite lab with a variety of diagnostic tests. The tests include urodynamic testing for incontinence. The team at Palm Valley Women’s Care also addresses more severe gynecology problems, including:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian disorders

Your provider recommends an appropriate treatment after conducting a thorough diagnosis.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is an annual check-up for your overall health with a focus on gynecology. The exam emphasizes preventive care, and typically includes:

  • Pap test: Screens for early signs of cervical cancer
  • Breast exam: Looks for abnormalities in your breasts and under your arms
  • Pelvic exam: Assesses your pelvic organs

Your check-up also includes counseling, education, and vaccinations based on your age and health. Depending on your age, your provider at Palm Valley Women’s Care may recommend a mammogram.

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where your uterine lining, known as the endometrium, grows outside of your uterus. The condition can be painful, causing these symptoms and others:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Cramping
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain during bowel movements or urination

Up to 50% of women with endometriosis have difficulty getting pregnant. If you suspect you have endometriosis, the team at Palm Valley Women’s Care diagnoses your condition and provides appropriate gynecologic care.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is a treatable condition that occurs with the weakening of muscles and tissues supporting your pelvic organs — your uterus, bladder, or rectum. As a result, your organ drops or presses into your vagina. 

Common signs of prolapse include:

  • A bulge in your vagina that you can see or feel
  • A feeling of pressure, aching, or other discomfort in your pelvis
  • Leaking urine
  • Problems having a bowel movement
  • Difficulty inserting tampons

Whether you’re experiencing a health issue or it’s time for your well-woman exam, you can count on Palm Valley Women’s Care for appropriate gynecology care. Call today to schedule a consultation.