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Gynecology and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Impacting routine check-ups and services to prenatal care, the COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving public health crisis that affects everyone. As researchers and medical experts around the world continue to learn more about the virus that causes COVID-19, the guidelines and precautions will continue to evolve and change.

At Kennesaw Gynecology, our gynecologist Dr. Angel Paas and the entire staff at our office in Kennesaw, Georgia, are committed to your safety, comfort, and well-being. Here’s what you need to know about how the COVID-19 health risks and guidelines affect women’s health and gynecology care.

The impact of COVID-19 on gynecology and women’s health services

With much of the focus around personal health and safety on COVID-19, it’s easy to forget or to put your routine medical needs and services on hold, especially with so much confusion about what businesses and services are open and operating normally. 

In addition to taking the necessary precautions to limit your risk of exposure to the virus, it’s important not to neglect the other aspects of your health and well-being as well, which includes your gynecology needs.

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), some non-essential and non-emergency gynecology and women’s health services may be postponed or pushed back temporarily to avoid the risk of exposure to and community spread of the COVID-19. 

Gynecology services that can be provided without an office visit

Every situation is different, so the best thing to do is to call the office ahead of time to discuss your situation with a member of our staff. In general, healthy women with no symptoms or current health problems may be able to postpone non-essential services like routine check-ups depending on individual circumstances and the COVID-19 guidelines in place in your community. 

The Georgia Department for Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued guidelines for pregnant women as well as recommended safety precautions to lower your risk of exposure to the COVID-19.

Some of the general gynecology services that may be available without an in-person office visit include refills for certain types of prescription, and to discuss new or ongoing symptoms. If you are unsure about what you should do, just call our team. Our friendly staff members can make recommendations to keep everyone healthy. 

When is an in-person visit to the gynecologist necessary?

Some medical and health care services require an office visit, even during a global pandemic. If you have to come to the office in person for an exam or procedure, our staff will take every precaution and follow recommended safety guidelines to minimize any risks. 

Problems like pelvic pain or abnormal uterine bleeding shouldn’t be ignored, so it’s important to call us to discuss your needs and whether you should come to the office to see Dr. Paas for an exam or consultation.

The dedicated team at our Kennesaw, Georgia, office is available to answer your questions and address any of your concerns. For more information about our gynecology and aesthetic services and the precautions we are taking to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact us today to learn more.

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