Having an experienced gynecologist you trust and rely on is an integral part of your health care as a woman. At Austin Southwest OBGYN Dr. Asfouri offers comprehensive gynecology services in South Austin that include routine exams, Pap smears, birth control consultation, heavy and painful periods, and menopause evaluations, as well as general OBGYN services. His experience in women’s health ensures you receive the highest level of care.
Gynecologist Q & A
Which gynecological services are available?
Dr. Asfouri provides a full range of gynecology services for women’s health, including the diagnosis and treatment for:
Fibroids and cysts
Urinary tract infections
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
If you receive a diagnosis, he discusses available treatment options and offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical solutions.
What is a well-woman exam?
Dr. Asfouri provides well-woman exams to safeguard your reproductive health and identify potential problems early.
As part of this exam, Dr. Asfouri performs a Pap smear to check for abnormal cells or HPV. He also reviews any concerns you’ve had since your last exam and can schedule a mammogram if you’re over the age of 40 or have a previous history of breast abnormalities.
To ensure your overall health, Dr. Asfouri also provides guidance with:
What is a Pap smear?
As part of your well-woman exam a Pap smear is done to screen for precancerous and cancer cells in the cervix. Without treatment, abnormal cell changes can cause cancer. A Pap smear provides the opportunity to treat abnormal cells early and prevent the development of cancer.
All women should have an annual exam to evaluate her entire body and specifically her pelvic organs. A Pap smear imay or may not be done at every annual visit depending on the prior history of pap smears.