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Gynecology Care in the Age of COVID-19

After nearly a year, the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting us on a global scale. If you’ve been wondering how to keep up with your health and preventive care during these months, you’re not alone.

Our gynecology team at Raveco Medical understands that COVID-19 has caused a lot of confusion and uncertainty. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of the coronavirus, such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, it’s important that you speak with your primary care provider as soon as possible to ask about getting tested.

If you’re wondering about the impact COVID-19 has on your gynecologic health, our team is here to provide insight into what you can expect.

COVID-19 and emergency care

Because the coronavirus spreads through respiratory droplets when you cough, sneeze, or talk, it’s important that you wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from others when in public.

If you have an urgent gynecology issue that needs medical attention, please call our office right away to discuss your options for care. Our providers recommend scheduling a diagnostic evaluation if you have persistent or unexplained symptoms, such as pain or heavy bleeding that might relate to:

You should also contact our Raveco Medical team if you think you might be pregnant. Our OB/GYNs can confirm your pregnancy and provide you with guidance for safely navigating your pregnancy during the pandemic.

Preventive care tips during the pandemic

To keep our patients safe while still focusing on high-quality gynecology care, we’re still offering preventive checkups. If you’re not experiencing any symptoms or other issues, you may wish to delay your visit if you have concerns about leaving home.

You may also want to postpone a routine visit if you’re immunocompromised or, otherwise, at high-risk for COVID-19 complications.

If you’re healthy and want to schedule a preventive care appointment, our team ensures a safe visit. Our office follows the protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce risk factors for the spread of COVID-19.

You can also request an appointment with your gynecologist using our telehealth platform. It allows you to meet with your doctor virtually from the comfort of your own home, hotel room, or wherever you are without risk to your health.

What to expect during a routine checkup

During your annual gynecology checkup, or well-woman exam, our team focuses on your reproductive and sexual health. We offer a variety of in-office screenings, including:

Keeping up with your routine preventive care appointments, even during the pandemic, can reduce your risk for a variety of chronic health issues, including cancer.

By identifying changes in your health in the earliest stages, our providers can customize a treatment plan during a critical time. Early treatment often increases the likelihood of recovering without complications.

Raveco Medical specializes in a number of women-focused, holistic and advanced gynecology treatment services, including minimally invasive surgery, to protect your health.

If you’ve been putting off a well-woman exam because of COVID-19, or if you have concerns about coming into the office, contact our Raveco Medical team to discuss your options for care. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

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