The providers at OB/GYN of Indiana perform a variety of surgeries to treat various symptoms, provide long-term or permanent contraception, and diagnose conditions. These include:
Is sexual intercourse safe to continue while pregnant?
Sex is safe throughout a normal pregnancy. If you’re having a normal or low-risk pregnancy, sexual intercourse will not harm the baby. The muscular walls of your uterus, your abdomen, and the fluid in the amniotic sac protect your baby. However, while you are pregnant, we recommend that you use positions that relieve any pressure on the abdomen and your baby, especially as you get closer to your due date, and avoid positions that encourage deep penetration. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, one that may be complicated by preterm labor or a risk of a miscarriage, always seek the advice of your physician.
What is dysplasia?
Dysplasia, or cervical dysplasia, is an abnormal, precancerous cell growth found on the surface lining of the cervix, between the uterus and vagina. Cervical dysplasia is common in women under the age of 30, but can develop at any age. It is most associated with sexually transmitted papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Generally, cervical dysplasia has no symptoms and can be discovered during a routine Pap test. With careful follow-up treatment, women with cervical dysplasia can expect successful results, but if it is left untreated or undiagnosed, cervical dysplasia can develop into cervical cancer, though it can take years to fully develop as cancer. If you have a mild form of cervical dysplasia, it may go away without treatment, but your physician may suggest frequent Pap tests to know if you need actual treatment should the dysplasia persist.
What is the process of a bone density scan?
A bone density scan can detect two things: whether you have thinning bones, and, if you already have osteoporosis, how fast the disease is progressing. The scanner uses beams of very low-energy radiation to determine the density of the bone. The amount of radiation is tiny, about one-tenth of a chest x-ray, and the test is painless and safe. Pregnant women should not get these scans because the baby’s development may be adversely affected by even a low dose of radiation.
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