Florham Park 973-949-1286
The Modern Woman OB/GYN

Pediatric & Teen Care

Girl-drinking-through-straw.jpgTell your doctor about your menstrual period if:

  • You are 15 years old and have not had a menstrual period.
  • Your periods were regular and occurred monthly and then they became irregular.
  • Your period occurs more often than every 21 days or less often than every 35 days.
  • Your period occurs 90 days apart (even if only for one cycle).
  • Your periods last more than seven days or your periods require frequent pad or tampon changes (soaking more than one every one-two hours).
  • You have severe cramps that cause headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
  • Your menstrual cramps don’t resolve with over the counter medication.

Our staff will discuss the following topics with patients:

  • Irregular Periods / Cramping
  • Acne
  • Weight Gain
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sex and Sexuality
  • Birth Control
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Smoking
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Emotional Ups and Downs
  • Bullying or Physical / Sexual Abuse

Commonly Asked Questions:

When should I have my first GYN visit?
We encourage each person to decide when they feel comfortable seeing us for this personal examination.  However, we generally recommend patients come to visit us if they have any concerns with their period, are sexually active, or are 21 years old.  Generally at age 21, we recommend yearly examinations for pap smears and STD screening as well as general health examination with us.  If you would like to discuss anything regarding your gynecological health, do not hesitate to reach out, all ages are welcomed.
What should I expect at my first genecologic visit?
Most adolescent examinations are a talk between you and your doctor.  It is a time to voice any concerns you may have as well as see if we are the right fit for you.  We encourage you to find someone who you feel comfortable with and use these first exams to build a relationship and rapport.
What exams are performed?
You may have certain exams at your first visit.  You have the option to have a nurse or family member in the room with you.  Exams consist of internal pelvic exam and/or an external genital exam.  In most cases, you do not need to have an internal pelvic exam at your first visit.  If you are sexually active you may be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

Most of these tests can be done by the doctor with a urine sample. You may also be offered certain vaccinations.

Everything will be explained to you fully PRIOR to having anything done.  Our goal is to make you comfortable and to educate you about your health and your body.


 

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