Seeing a gynecologist on a regular basis is an essential part of women’s health. Friendly and professional OB/GYN Kelly Morales, MD offers the full spectrum of gynecological services at her private practice in San Antonio. Whether you’re looking for a routine well-woman visit or expert diagnosis for abnormal bleeding, don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online today.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends girls have their first gynecologist appointment between ages 13-15. Dr. Morales specializes in adolescent and teenage gynecological care and is well-aware of the issues and concerns young women face.
Even if you don’t have any unusual symptoms or concerns, seeing Dr. Morales for regular exams helps to build a trusting doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Morales also provides you with information that empowers you to make healthier decisions.
Dr. Morales treats a wide range of women’s health issues, including:
Dr. Morales practices progressive and holistic obstetrics and gynecology. She stays current on the latest medical procedures to ensure you receive the highest quality care. Depending on your needs, she may perform tests and procedures such as:
Dr. Morales begins with a physical exam and review of your medical history. If you’re sexually active, over age 21, or have a specific concern, she may also perform a pelvic exam and Pap test.
Before a pelvic exam, Dr. Morales gives you a few moments of privacy to undress and put on an exam gown. Then, you lie on your back with your legs elevated in footrests so she can examine your vagina.
After checking the outer part of your vulva for signs of disease, she gently inserts a speculum into your vagina and spreads it apart to view your cervix. If you need a Pap test, she swabs the surface of your cervix to collect a small sample of cells. She sends this sample to a laboratory for testing.
The Pap test shouldn’t be painful, but you may feel some mild discomfort and pressure from the speculum. Then, Dr. Morales removes the speculum and manually checks your vagina and pelvic region for lumps or pain.
If you have specific symptoms or concerns, Dr. Morales may perform additional tests, such as an ultrasound.
To learn how gynecological care can improve your overall health, call the office of Kelly Morales, OB/GYN, or book an appointment online.