Comprehensive Care Throughout the Spectrum of a Woman's Life
Gynecology Specialists is a group of experienced physicians treating patients with all gynecologic concerns. Our comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care is second to none. With two convenient locations, our practice offers patients easy access to quality care and the latest research in medical science, high-tech equipment, and specially trained nursing staff.
Specialized Women's Health Care For Your Needs
Gynecology Specialists is part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Greenville Health System. It is the largest women's health specialty practice in the state and part of Greenville Health System's multidisciplinary group practice.
Gynecology Specialists provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for all gynecologic concerns. In addition to providing wellness and preventive care, our gynecologists have special training in treating irregularities and illnesses affecting the reproductive organs: vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Some of these conditions may include abnormal pap smears, pelvic pain, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Our experienced physicians provide a full-range of women's health care services throughout the spectrum of a patient's life, from pediatric and adolescent gynecology through the care of the menopausal patient. Patients benefit from the latest research in medical science, high-tech equipment, and specially trained nursing staff. Please contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Contact Us Today
To schedule an appointment at Gynecology Specialists, call (864) 455-1600. With two convenient locations, we make it easy to access specialized women's health care services.
Basics of Menopause
Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Menopause happens because the ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Once you have gone through menopause, you can't get pregnant anymore. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period menopause, but that time actually is the menopausal transition, or perimenopause.
During the time of the menopausal transition (perimenopause), your periods can stop for a while and then start again. Therefore, the only way to know if you have gone through menopause is if you have not had your period for one year. (And it's not menopause if your periods stop for some other reason, like being sick.) The average age of menopause is 51, but for some women it happens as early as 40 or as late as 55.
Did you know that approximately 7% of all women suffer from vulvodynia (a painful vulva)? A woman of any age, beginning in her teen years, may have vulvodynia. Vulvodynia can have a huge impact on a woman's life. It can impair her ability to have sex, exercise, socialize, or work. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study showed that most women with vulvodynia feel "out of control," unable to have sexual intercourse, and unable to fully enjoy life due to the common symptoms which include:
- Burning, stinging, or rawness
- Aching, soreness, or throbbing
If this is true for you, you may want to seek help from the Center for Vulvar Medicine of Greenville Health System.