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Gynecology

Gynecological Services

West Des Moines OB/GYN provides customized care for every stage of your life from adolescence through the post-menopausal years. We focus on your gynecological health and if needed, recommend gynecology procedures to enhance your lifestyle. Our services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (heavy or irregular bleeding)
  • Adolescent Gynecology
  • Annual Exams
  • Cervical Cancer Screening (pap smear and colposcopy)
  • Endometriosis/Adenomyosis
  • Fibroids
  • Genetic/Hereditary Cancer Testing
  • Menopause Management
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts and Masses
  • Preconceptual Counseling
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • STD Testing & Treatment
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginitis
  • Vulvar Disease
  • 3D/4D Ultrasound in house

Annual Exam

West Des Moines OB/GYN Associates provides annual exams to women seeking to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle. The primary focus of an annual exam is reproductive health, but other health indicators such as weight, blood pressure, nutrition, and exercise are also covered. It’s our goal to keep women up to date regarding immunizations, birth control options, or any other medical news pertaining to female health.

An annual exam at West Des Moines OB/GYN Associates may involve the following:

  • General health observation
  • Pap tests
  • Birth control discussion
  • STD testing
  • Menopause discussion

Long Term Reversible Contraception

We offer multiple reversible long-term birth control methods including implantation and intrauterine devices (IUD).

  • Paragard – Paragard is an IUD that is made of flexible plastic and copper in the shape of a “T”. It is over 99% effective and lasts up to 10 years. It is the only non-hormonal IUD available.
  • Mirena – Mirena is a progesterone releasing IUD. It is over 99% effective and lasts up to 5 years. It is FDA approved for both contraception and heavy menstrual periods.
  • Kyleena – Kyleena is a progesterone releasing IUD. It is over 99% effective and lasts up to 5 years. Kyleena is smaller than the Mirena IUD and contains a lower dose of progesterone.
  • Skyla – Skyla is a progesterone releasing IUD. It is over 99% effective and lasts up to 3 years. Skyla is smaller is size when compared with the Mirena IUD. Skyla also contains a lower dose of progesterone when compared with Mirena and Kyleena.
  • Liletta – Liletta is a progesterone releasing IUD. It is over 99% effective and lasts up to 3 years.
  • Nexplanon – Nexplanon is a progesterone implant that is placed just under the skin of the upper inner arm. It is 99% effective for up to 3 years.

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