The Pap Test
This procedure is done to rule out or diagnose cancer or pre-cancer of the uterus. This test may done if you are having irregular/heavy bleeding or bleeding after menopause. A narrow tube is used to retrieve a sample of cells from inside the uterus. You may feel some cramping during the test. The cells will be sent to a lab and checked under a microscope. Results are usually available within 1-2 weeks.
A urodynamic test measures how much urine your bladder can hold, what makes you leak urine, and determines if there are problems emptying the bladder. This test can be done in the office and may be recommended if you are planning surgery for urine leakage or if the cause of your leakage is not clear.
Cryosurgery is used to rapidly, safely, and effectively treat many common skin and vulvar lesions. It is typically used for the removal of benign skin/vulvar lesion such as genital warts, skin tags, molluscum or skin warts.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
With this procedure sperm is placed in the uterus by means other than sex. The goal is to increase the chance that an egg will be fertilized by placing the sperm where it needs to be at the time of ovulation. A doctor or midlevel provider will perform the procedure to place the sperm into the uterus. Click here to download instructions for IUI
This procedure involves removing a sample of tissue from the vulva for testing. This may be done to diagnose lesions or to rule out cancer or pre-cancer if there is a suspicious area on the vulva. It is also done if there is an area of chronic itching or irritation on the vulva. During the procedure the area is numbed with a local anesthetic. A scalpel or punch biopsy tool is used to remove all or part of the suspicious area. Sometime stitches are necessary after the procedure. Results are usually available within 1-2 weeks.