Women's Health Specialist

Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C.

Sports Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lawrenceville, NJ

From choosing the best type of birth control to navigating the journey through menopause and beyond, women experience a vast array of unique health concerns. The team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, provides a wide range of women’s health services, including contraception counseling and management of osteoporosis. For advanced care in women’s health, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health focuses on the wide range of medical needs that arise throughout a woman’s life. The team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. helps women, adolescents, and young girls manage a variety of health issues, including:

  • Abnormal menstrual cycles, including heavy bleeding and irregular periods
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Contraception, including birth control pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs)
  • Breast exams
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Osteoporosis (weakened bones)

As sports medicine specialists, they also treat physically active women and teens who have the female athlete triad, a complex condition that involves low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and poor bone density. The female athlete triad may also involve disordered eating.

What are common women’s health conditions?

Aside from pregnancy and childbirth, many health issues are unique to a woman’s body. Common gynecological conditions include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Irregular periods
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

The signs and symptoms of women’s health problems depend on the specific condition. You can feel comfortable sharing with your Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. provider any concerns you may have about heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, or missed periods.

What procedures and treatments does women’s health entail?

The foundation of women’s health at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. is the annual well-woman exam. 

During these visits, your provider reviews your medical history and performs a physical and pelvic exam. They also perform a breast exam and make sure you know how to do this on your own.

Depending on your needs, they may also take a Pap test and urine test. A Pap test involves swabbing your cervix to collect a sample of cells for lab testing. All women age 21 and older should get a Pap test at least every 3-5 years to screen for cervical cancer.

If you have signs or symptoms of a gynecological condition, or if the Pap test comes back with abnormal results, the team at Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C. may refer you to a specialist for additional testing and treatment.

For women’s health care at all stages of life, call Princeton Sports and Family Medicine, P.C., or schedule an appointment online today.