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Frequently asked questions about Women's Health at VCU Health

Need to find a care provider for annual visits?

Do you need a care provider for annual/well-woman visits?

General Obstetrics and Gynecology offers comprehensive reproductive and gynecologic care to women of all ages for well woman/annual exams. We also provide evaluation and treatment of gynecologic problems including abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, abnormal Pap screening, pelvic masses, pelvic and vulvar pain, and infectious diseases. We offer a full range of reproductive services including contraceptive and preconceptional counseling as well as maternity care. To make an appointment, please go to our Contact Us page.

Are you currently pregnant or are planning a pregnancy?

Our Department not only offers high risk pregnancy management within our Maternal-Fetal Division (link to MFM page), but both General Obstetrics and Gynecology and our Certified Nurse Midwifery Services can help you with the planning of your pregnancy, to delivery and beyond. To make an appointment, please go to our Contact Us page.

Do you have a complicated or high-risk pregnancy?

The Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists at VCU are dedicated to incorporating the latest advances in the prenatal care and management of complicated pregnancies and managing your care completely on-site. These specialists care for patients with pregnancies affected by such illnesses as high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, epilepsy or seizures, heart disease, infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, clotting or bleeding problems, preeclampsia or toxemia, preterm labor, incompetent cervix, placenta abnormalities such as previa, small baby, lack of or too much amniotic fluid, babies with birth defects, hereditary conditions in the parents that may affect the baby, a prior history of a complicated pregnancy or baby, as well as many other conditions. For more information, please visit our Maternal-Fetal Medicine page and if you have questions or would like to ask a question, please go to our Contact Us page.

Do you need assistance conceiving or wish to preserve fertility?

Our Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialists at the VCU Medical Center consists of fellowship trained, board certified physicians in reproductive endocrinology and a dedicated nursing staff. To learn more about the division and the services they offer, please visit the REI page. When you are ready to make an appointment or have questions about the services, please contact us.

Do you suspect or have you been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer?

The VCU division of Gynecologic Oncology specializes in the treatment and prevention of gynecological cancers. We use a team-based approach, utilizing the latest medical knowledge and the most advanced treatment technology. For more information please visit the Gynecologic Oncology page. To make an appointment, ask a question or refer a patient, please see Contact Us page

Do you have difficulty with bladder or bowl control, incontinence, prolapse or pelvic floor weakness?

Millions of American women suffer from urinary incontinence or pelvic support disorders involving the vagina, uterus, bladder, or rectum. These women often do not report their uncomfortable and  emotionally disturbing conditions of their physicians, believing such problems are a natural and irreversible result of child-bearing or aging. The fact is many women who experience urinary incontinence or pelvic support disorders can be treated successfully with non-surgical or surgical therapies. Urogynecology at VCU Health specializes in helping women with these pelvic organ problems. For more information, please see the Urogynecology page