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Women’s Health Abroad: Finding a Gynecologist in Rome

There are many things we take for granted in our home countries, especially when it comes to medical care. When we are abroad, however, things can get a bit more complicated. This can be especially true when it comes to something as sensitive as gynecological care. At home, we have our favorite doctors and medical centers where we know we will be taken care of and where we share a universal language, but who can we trust when we’re out of the country? When you’re looking for English-speaking doctors who have your care at heart, FirstMed is the way to go.

Gynecological Conditions

If you have a preexisting gynecological condition or have begun to experience symptoms that are unfamiliar to you, seeing a gynecologist may be the best course of action. To manage or treat your symptoms, you may need to speak with the doctor to get your prescription refilled or translated, updated or modified, or to perform diagnostic exams to understand more about what is causing your symptoms.

Additionally, if you are or plan on becoming pregnant, you will need a trusted ob/gyn on your care team. They will advise you on any tests you may need to have done, medications or supplements to take, or considerations to make and habit changes to implement.

Gynecological Symptoms and Diagnostics

Gynecological issues can manifest in many different ways, and it is important to get a check-up any time you have a doubt about your sexual or reproductive health to ensure there isn’t a bigger underlying cause. Symptoms you may experience can include:

  • ​Adenomyosis

  • Adnexal tumors

  • Asherman syndrome (intrauterine adhesions)

  • Bacterial vaginosis

  • Cervical cancer

  • Cervical dysplasia

  • Chronic pelvic pain in women

  • Conjoined twins

  • Double uterus

  • Ectopic pregnancy

  • Endometrial cancer

  • Endometriosis

  • Female infertility

  • Female sexual dysfunction

  • Fetal anemia

  • Gestational diabetes

  • ​HPV infection

  • Imperforate hymen

  • Menopause

  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Miscarriage

  • Mullerian anomalies

  • Multiple gestation

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Ovarian remnant syndrome

  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

  • Perimenopause

  • Placenta previa

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • ​Postmenopausal bleeding

  • Preeclampsia

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

  • Transvaginal mesh complications

  • Urethral diverticulum

  • Urinary, urge, or stress incontinence

  • Uterine anomalies

  • Uterine fibroids/ polyps

  • Vaginal agenesis

  • Vaginal atrophy

  • Vaginal bleeding/spotting

  • Vaginal septum

  • Vaginitis

  • Vulvodynia

  • Yeast infection (vaginal)

Gynecological Treatment in Rome

To get more than over-the-counter care, you will need to have a gynecological consultation. Treatment can look differently depending on the condition you have, your medical history, the medications you may already be taking, and any other underlying conditions that may be relevant. Treatment could be a prescription by oral tablets, vaginal washes, creams, or ovules. However, if your doctor cannot make an initial diagnosis from the visit, they may also prescribe further diagnostic imaging, blood or lab work, biopsy or another type of testing.

If there is a specific treatment that you have heard about and want to investigate the possibility of undergoing it, you can ask about it during your consultation. You can also evaluate any diet, habit or lifestyle changes that could improve your condition and how to best implement them.

Gynecological Services in Rome

There are a variety of gynecological conditions that may affect you, and based on your medical history you may need more specialized care. Our doctors are available for gynecological and obstetric care, and our services include:

  • Well women’s visit and Pap smear

  • Transvaginal ultrasound

  • IUD placement and removal

  • Obstetric/pregnancy visits and prenatal care

  • Pregnancy ultrasounds

  • STD/STI tests