Women's Health in Flint, MI
We provide the very best in women’s health in Flint, MI. Our office offers the latest treatments and procedures to address a woman’s diverse needs throughout the various phases of life. Our thorough gynecological care includes well-woman visits, breast cancer screenings, STD screening, family planning, treatment of fibroids, ovarian cysts, and other issues, and minimally invasive surgical procedures using standard laparoscopy and utilizing the Robotic da Vinci Si Surgical System when appropriate.
Dr. Baig takes care of numerous conditions, including:
- Annual breast and pelvic exams
- Abnormal Pap smear
- Perimenopause and menopause conditions
- Urinary incontinence
- STD testing
- Fibroids management
- Ovarian Cysts
- Managing Vaginal or Vulvar Irritation
- Pelvic Pain
- Breast cancer screening
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Gynecological surgery
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Painful menstrual periods
- The absence of menstrual periods
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Sexual dysfunction
- Vaginal rejuvenation
- Cancer screenings of reproductive organs
- Birth Control Options
- Emergency Contraception
In addition to maintaining yearly well woman visits with your gynecologist, it is important to schedule an appointment if you experience symptoms such as:
- Severe or unusual menstrual pain
- Severe or unusual pain in the vagina, pelvic region, or abdomen
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Swelling or pain of the vulva or vaginal area
- Itching, lumps, or sores on the vulva or vagina
- Pain during sexual activity
- Changes in the breast such as puckering, dimpling, or thickening
Your gynecologist has the expertise to identify and treat your unique concerns, such as ovarian cysts and fibroids.
Uterine fibroids may develop at any age, but are most commonly seen in women aged 30 - 50. Though fibroids are typically benign, their presence inside the uterus, within the uterine wall, or on its outer surface may cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. The complications of fibroids include pain and heavy menstruation, bleeding outside of menstruation, anemia, enlargement of the abdomen, miscarriage and more.
There are several treatment options for fibroids, which may be considered in the instance of persistent symptoms like pain or heavy bleeding. Bleeding, in particular, may be controlled with certain hormone-altering medications such as birth control pills. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists may be used to halt menstruation and shrink fibroids in preparation for other treatments. If necessary, fibroids may be removed in the myomectomy procedure. This surgery removes existing fibroids while preserving the uterus. Should new fibroids develop, further surgery may be needed. In some instances, hysterectomy, which removes the uterus, is most appropriate.
Fibroids, may be treated through uterine artery embolization or treated with resection in the hysteroscopy procedure if the fibroids are in the uterine cavity.
Ovarian cysts, which may be detected during a routine pelvic examination or via specific symptoms, are quite common amongst women of childbearing age. One or more of these fluid-filled sacs can form on the ovary, causing mild discomfort, sharp pain in the abdomen, or bleeding, which requires prompt medical attention. In many cases, especially if the cyst is small, no symptoms occur.
Symptomatic or not, most ovarian cysts are benign (non-cancerous). The ovarian cysts may be evaluated with an ultrasound service as well as a specific blood test like OVA1 and other tumor markers. Due to mitigating factors in premenopausal women that can cause false positive elevated CA 125, this test is less accurate in women who are still menstruating.
Treatment of ovarian cysts will vary based on symptoms, the size of cysts, the age of the patient, and her desire to have children in the future. In many cases, it is possible to treat ovarian cysts without removing the entire ovary. In some instances, birth control pills will be prescribed to prevent the development of additional cysts if one or more exists. In cases where symptoms are more severe, a cystectomy may be performed using laparoscopic surgery.