Nicolai Y Foong, M.D.
OBGYN & Women's Health located in Alhambra, CA & Arcadia, CA
Seeing a gynecologist regularly is the best way to maintain exceptional women’s health or detect problems before they can become severe. At the office of OB/GYN specialist Nicolai Foong, M.D., in Alhambra and Arcadia, California, the expert team offers comprehensive gynecology services for patients ages 12 and older. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Gynecology Q & A
What is gynecology?
Gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with reproductive health in women and girls. Dr. Foong offers a wide array of gynecology services to keep you healthy or address complications that may arise. He has many years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology to ensure the best women’s health outcomes.
Why can I benefit from gynecology services?
Gynecology services available at the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D., can help treat conditions you may experience at some point during your lifetime, including:
- Menstrual irregularities
- Menopause symptoms
- Hormone imbalances
- Urinary infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Decreased sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Pelvic pain
Dr. Foong gets to the root of each problem. He offers treatments that relieve discomfort and can improve your quality of life.
What happens during gynecology visits?
Friendly staff members greet you when you arrive at Dr. Foong’s office. They check your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. Dr. Foong reviews your medical history, including medications you take, past diagnoses, and any symptoms.
He completes a physical examination, including a pelvic exam to evaluate your reproductive health and a Pap test as needed to screen for signs of cervical cancer. Dr. Foong can also complete a breast exam and may recommend you undergo a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
He might suggest you complete a blood test, urine test, ultrasound, or other diagnostic procedure to detect or rule out a gynecological problem.
What are common gynecology treatments?
If you have a gynecological condition, Dr. Foong may recommend one of the following treatments available at his practice:
- Medication prescriptions
- Vaginal tightening and reconstruction
- Intrauterine insemination
- Family planning
- Birth control
- Laparoscopic sterilization
- Minimally invasive surgeries
- Gynecologic precancer screening and treatment
- Menopausal diagnosis and treatment
- Loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP)
- Cervical cryosurgery
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) diagnosis and treatment
- HPV treatments and vaccinations with Gardasil®
Dr. Foong offers surgical treatment for uterine fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis, as well as many other minimally invasive surgical procedures.
How often should I schedule an appointment?
Schedule a women’s wellness exam at the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D., every year or any time you experience new or unusual symptoms. These may include pelvic pain, a lump in your breast, heavy menstrual bleeding, or other menstruation changes. You can also schedule an appointment if you have questions or concerns about your health.
Call the offices of Nicolai Foong, M.D., or schedule an appointment online today.