Adolescent girls should have their first gynecological exam between the ages of 13 and 15. Silpa Senchani, MD, FACOG, and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida, with offices in St. Cloud and Orlando, Florida, specialize in the unique health care needs of adolescent girls and provide adolescent gynecological care. To schedule an appointment for your daughter, call the office today or book online.
Adolescent gynecology is a specialized area of gynecological care that focuses on the unique health needs of teen girls. Dr. Senchani and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida specialize in this area of gynecological medicine and can provide your daughter with the care she needs in a safe and nurturing environment.
It’s not unusual for your daughter to feel nervous before a well-woman exam, and the team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida do everything they can to help your daughter feel comfortable. Before the exam begins, Dr. Senchani spends time going over the exam and what to expect.
Then she performs both a physical and pelvic exam. During the physical exam, Dr. Senchani and her team check your daughter’s weight and height, take her blood pressure, and perform a standard examination of her physical health.
During the pelvic exam, your daughter reclines on the gynecological table with her knees bent. Dr. Senchani first evaluates the outer genitalia and then checks the internal reproductive organs with a gloved hand. She may then insert a speculum into the vagina so she can take a closer look at the cervix.
After the examination, Dr. Senchani and her team review the findings of the exam and provide recommendations to help maintain or improve gynecological health. They may also discuss any special concerns or needs your daughter may have, such as pelvic pain, heavy periods, birth control, or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Dr. Senchani may recommend special testing during the adolescent gynecology exam. The most common tests include:
HPV is a highly contagious viral infection and common STD. Certain strains of HPV increase your risk of cervical cancer. During the HPV test, Dr. Senchani gently scrapes cells from your daughter’s cervix to test for the virus.
The Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening tool that allows Dr. Senchani to evaluate changes in the cervical cells that may indicate early signs of cervical cancer.
Dr. Senchani and her team at Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida also offer testing for STDs if needed.
To protect against an HPV infection, Dr. Senchani may recommend your daughter receive the HPV vaccine.
For compassionate adolescent gynecology, call Women’s Health Specialists of Central Florida today or book online.