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Waterside Women

The Gynecology Checkup:

During your gynecology visit, you will begin just by chatting. This is an opportunity for Dr. Bachuwa to get to know you and inquire about your medical history. In addition, this is a chance for you to ask questions and bring up concerns that you may have about your health. It is normal to feel nervous, especially if it is your first visit.

You may or may not have a physical exam at your first visit with the gynecologist; the physical exam will be tailored to the reason for your visit, with age being an important factor. This may include a general physical exam, pelvic exam, breast exam, pap test, STD screening, and other tests.

Dr. Bachuwa sees patients of all ages. She believes that girls should begin having gynecology visits between the ages of 13 and 15, with breast exams starting at 19 years of age and pap smears starting at 21 years of age. It is important to see your gynecologist on an annual basis.

Dr. Bachuwa also sees patients for Gynecologic concerns/problems that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Irregular Menses

  • PCOS

  • Infertility

  • Pre-conception counseling Adolescent Gynecology

  • Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Genital Infections

  • Minor Gynecological Surgery

  • Breast-related concerns

  • Menopause

  • Vaginal Atrophy

  • Osteoporosis management

  • Contraception including IUD placement

  • Abnormal pap smear management 

  • Gynecologic Skin disorders 

  • Sexual Health

  • Urinary Tract Infections


This page is dedicated to helping our patients find resources, whether online, or in print, to help them better understand their condition, pregnancy and more. Know of any good resources we haven't shared? Let us know!

Books For Reading:

  • What to Expect When You’re Expecting
    by Sharon Mazel and Heidi Murkoff

  • The Pregnancy Countdown Book
    by Susan Magee and Kara Nakisbendi, M.D.

  • The Expectant Father
    by Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash

  • What To Do When You’re Having Two
    by Natalie Diaz

  • The Diaper Diaries
    by Cynthia Copeland

  • A Woman’s Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause
    by Mary Jane Minkin and Carol V. Wright, Ph.D.

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