What is the GYN Emergent Care Center?
GYN Emergent Care Center is the ONLY Emergent Care facility that is dedicated to women’s health and specialized in early pregnancy and gynecology emergency care. All the doctors on staff are female, highly skilled and experienced, board certified and board eligible OB/GYN specialists. The facility serves the residents of Southern California, including Long Beach and many nearby neighborhoods, and offers diagnostics, ultrasounds, lab tests and surgical procedures – all at one location, real time and with minimal wait times.
By specializing in many aspects of gynecology emergency care, the facility offers its patients state of the art treatment options when they need them, faster, better and more efficient than any emergency room. The all-female staff of GYN Emergent Care Center consists of both physicians and women’s health specialists. Each doctor has earned the respect of her peers and strives to provide the best care possible to each patient by offering individualized and personalized care in a comfortable environment.
The normal length of a woman’s menstrual cycle is usually 24-35 days. Normal uterine bleeding lasts about a week. Any time outside of a woman’s menstrual cycle that uterine bleeding occurs, it is considered abnormal.
Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the muscle part of the uterus called the myometrium. They are the most common solid benign growth within the reproductive tract. Fibroids are caused by a few things.
Overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) leads to the formation of uterine polyps, also known as endometrial polyps. These polyps are usually non cancerous (benign).
Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows into the muscular wall of the uterus. The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breaking down and bleeding — during each menstrual cycle. An enlarged uterus and painful, heavy periods can result.
At Complete Women Care, we offer various types of contraceptives (birth control). IUD, or Intrauterine Devices, are a t-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide reliable birth control.
A tubal, or ectopic, pregnancy is when the embryo implants itself outside the uterine cavity. The majority of ectopic pregnancies are implanted in the fallopian tubes but it can also be implanted in the cervix, ovaries and other surrounding tissues.
Pelvic pain may have several different diagnosis but one of the most common is Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue is found outside the uterus. It is ‘trapped’ in the pelvic area and lower tummy (abdomen) and, rarely, in other areas in the body. If you have any of the following symptoms we suggest you schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Painful menstruation
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Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections are among the most common bacterial infections in adults and may involve the lower or upper urinary tract or both. Asymptomatic bacteriuria refers to considerable bacteria in the urine of woman without symptoms. When the infection is limited to the lower urinary tract and occurs with symptoms of dysuria and frequent and urgent urination and, occasionally, tenderness above the pubic, it is termed cystitis.
Vaginitis is a common condition that causes vaginal irritation. Causes may include using a douche or having sexual intercourse.
Vaginosis is the term we use when the vagina is infected. This is when normal cells are covered with bacteria. Causes may include having a new or more than one sexual partner.
Bartholin glands are located under the skin on either side of the opening of the vagina. They release fluid that helps with lubrication during sexual intercourse. If the Bartholin glands become blocked, a cyst can form, causing a swollen bump near the opening of the vagina.
Bartholin gland cysts are usually painless until they become infected, when they can form an abscess. If the cyst is not causing pain, it can be treated at home by sitting in a warm shallow bath or by applying a warm compress on it.
Breasts are by nature lumpy and are accentuated by hormonal stimulation, as with a menstrual cycle and by hormone replacement therapy. Most lumps are not cancer. If a lump is cancerous, it is imperative to make the diagnosis as soon as possible.
Benign means that the growth is non-cancerous. More than likely, the tumor will be left alone and not removed.
Malignant refers to the growth being cancerous. Unlike benign tumors, these tumors are aggresive and can damage surrounding tissue.
Metastatic means the cancer cells have spread to other parts of the body even forming a new tumor.