Dr. Anita Spirek offers comprehensive gynecological care, infertility treatment, gynecological urology and surgical gynecology. Dr. Spirek also performs many minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Spirek and the staff are experts in women’s health care from routine check-ups to emergency procedures. Anita Spirek, MD, is unique in the type of care she offers… she listens and works with you to help you regain your health and keep you healthy. Dr. Spirek has privileges at Georgetown Community Hospital.
WELL WOMAN CARE
A yearly examination will include a physical exam to include breast and pelvic exam, a pap smear if needed, and possible blood work. If you have Medicare, check with them regarding how often they will cover a pap smear, usually every two years, although your doctor may still want to see you yearly for a breast and pelvic exam.
GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
Anita Spirek MD, PLLC helps our gynecology patients identify and treat a wide range of health conditions and concerns. Certain health concerns might be identified during a routine annual wellness exam or the patient may notice or experience an abnormality.
Our gynecology care services include (but are not limited to) the following:
- ABNORMAL BLEEDING
- UTERINE FIBROIDS
- POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME
- VULVAR DISEASE
- PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME
- PELVIC PAIN
- VAGINAL ATROPHY
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a very common infection that is passed person to person. Some types of HPV cause cells on or around the cervix to become abnormal. In some cases, these cells may progress to become pre-cancerous. A pap test is the best way to detect these cell changes.
The lack of estrogen can bring on symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It can also increase the risk of osteoporosis (bone loss). Because of this, women may choose to take hormone replacement therapy to restore estrogen after menopause.
Before making a decision about HRT, talk to your doctor about what may work best for you, considering your personal needs and family and medical history.
Most young healthy women shouldn’t worry about infertility unless they’ve been trying to get pregnant for at least a year. At this point, women should talk to their doctors about a fertility workup.
Some health issues, and age also increase the risk of fertility problems. So women with the following issues should speak to their doctors as soon as possible:
- irregular periods or no menstrual periods
- painful periods
- pelvic inflammatory disease
- more than one miscarriage
No matter how old you are, it’s always a good idea to talk to a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant. Doctors can help you prepare your body for a healthy baby. They can also answer questions on fertility and give tips on conceiving.
Women with endometriosis have symptoms ranging from mild to severe, although some women have no symptoms at all.
Symptoms can include menstrual cramps, pain during intercourse, low back pain, constipation, pain with bowel movements, and infertility.
Irregular bleeding is not uncommon the first three months on new hormone therapy (birth control pills, HRT). If you are postmenopausal (no bleeding in one year) and have any menstrual bleeding, please call your physician.
Some medical tests that your physician may also use are endometrial biopsy, ultrasound, hysteroscopy, and/or laparoscopy.
Anita Spirek MD, PLLC offers a full spectrum of contraception (birth control). We offer the following birth control options:
There are some minor side effects associated with the birth control pill.
These include: breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between periods), nausea, headaches, and breast tenderness. Many of these side effects decrease during the first three months of usage.
Not all women are good candidates for the birth control pill. You should not take the pill if you are over 35 and smoke. You should not take the pill if you begin getting SEVERE migraine headaches after starting the birth control pill. Women who have a history of blood clots or stroke, have heart disease, or high blood pressure, have had breast cancer, have liver problems, have kidney problems or have active gallbladder disease should not take the pill.