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Women's Health

Nicolai Y Foong, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Nicolai Y Foong, M.D.

OBGYN & Women's Health located in Alhambra, CA & Arcadia, CA

As a woman, you have unique health needs that deserve personalized care and attention. Fortunately, board-certified OB/GYN Nicolai Foong, M.D., provides comprehensive women’s health services at his private practice, which has two locations in Alhambra and Arcadia, California. For compassionate and high-quality gynecology services, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

Why is women’s health important?

Keeping your body healthy should be one of your primary goals. After all, you can’t care for your family, perform well at work, or feel good about yourself if you have lingering health problems.

Women’s health, which includes annual well-woman exams, ensures you’re doing all you can to live your best life. The exam also includes diagnostic tests to determine if you’re at risk for disease or have medical conditions that warrant treatment. If you have a health issue, early intervention gives you the best chance to recover without complications.

What is women’s health?

Women’s health focuses on conditions and concerns that apply specifically to the female body, especially your reproductive system and hormones. Women face unique health issues that men don’t, including menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy. Other health problems, such as declining bone density (osteoporosis), affect both women and men but are much more common in women.

Dr. Foong provides a full range of gynecology services, including annual well-woman exams, STD screenings, HPV treatment and vaccinations, and in-office procedures for abnormal pap smears. For abnormal pap smears, the team offers treatments that include colposcopy, cervical biopsy, the LEEP procedure, and cryosurgery. 

What should I expect from a well-woman visit?

Dr. Foong tailors your well-woman visit to your specific needs. What happens during your visit depends on several factors, such as your age, medical history, and sexual history. 

No matter how young or old you are, a well-woman visit always includes a physical exam and the opportunity to address any concerns you have about your reproductive health. Dr. Foong spends time answering your questions about everything that pertains to women’s health, including:

  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods
  • Painful sex
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Birth control (contraception)
  • Family planning and fertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and testing

Women in their teens may receive shots, such as the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. If you’re 21 or older, your visits include routine pelvic exams, Pap tests, and breast exams. In case you have an abnormal Pap test, Dr. Foong can also perform follow-up procedures like colposcopies in-office.

As you get older, your visits may focus on issues like managing menopause symptoms and bone density care. Dr. Foong may also recommend screening tests like mammograms and bone density scans. 

To schedule your women’s health visit, call the office of Nicolai Foong, M.D., or request an appointment online today.