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OBGYN Services

Gynecology for Young Women in Dallas, TX

There are a variety of gynecology conditions and concerns that are specific to women of a young age. It is very common for ladies to have lots of questions regarding their gynecological health as they begin to make regular appointments with their local gynecologist.

Yearly Exams

An important part of staying healthy is to have regular gynecological exams beginning at age 21, or within three years of becoming sexually active.

Preventive care includes:

  • Discussion of health topics based on your age and risk factors
  • Exams and screening tests
  • Immunizations

What to Expect for Your Annual Gynecology Exams

In addition to checking your height, weight, and blood pressure, your gynecologist will ask you questions about your general health, menstrual cycle, and sexual activities. During your exam, your doctor will perform both a breast and pelvic exam to determine if there are any abnormalities of these areas.

During each of these evaluations you can expect your gynecologist to gently assess the breasts and vagina using her fingers to feel for any un-ordinary lumps or other issues. It is normal to feel a bit of discomfort during this process, but at no point should they become painful.

Contraception Counseling

Birth control offers young women more than a solution to unwanted pregnancy. Contraceptives can also provide significant relief from common conditions such as:

STD Screenings

Regular screenings for common STDs is highly recommended after an individual engages in sexual activities with a new partner or after unprotected sex. Not all sexually transmitted diseases or illnesses will present noticeable symptoms, which is exactly why testing is so critical.

Both testing and treatment for common STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia are quite simple. Dr. Shimer is also able to perform additional tests if she deems them necessary.

Be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor if you begin to notice any of the following, as they are often signs of a sexually transmitted disease:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Itchiness of the genital area
  • Frequent and/or painful urination
  • Unusual smell or color associated with your discharge
  • A fever
  • Sores, blisters, or rashes existing on or around the genitals

Trust Dr. Shimer with your Gynecology Concerns

Dr. Shimer is among the most experienced and trusted OBGYNs in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. To schedule a gynecology appointment with Dr. Tricia Shimer, call (469) 364-3760 today.

Call Us (469) 364-3760

Tricia Shimer, M.D., P.A. is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. 

We are sill open during our normal hours and are providing care and services to all of our patients. 

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (469) 364-3760. 

Here are a few additional resources as well: 

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

Tricia Shimer, M.D., P.A.—Comprehensive Women's Care