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Women’s Health

Women’s bodies are remarkable and complex. They are also prone to unique challenges that often include heavy bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse (a pelvic organ drops out of or presses into the vagina), premenopausal symptoms and menopausal symptoms.

The women’s health specialists at PeaceHealth and our community partners help a woman manage   her body’s changing needs through all of life’s stages — from adolescence to the senior years. Team members may include gynecologists, obstetricians, nurse practitioners, certified mid-wives, pelvic floor specialists or gynecologic surgeons.

Women’s health at PeaceHealth

You can trust PeaceHealth with your most sensitive or serious health concerns.

Safe maternity care

PeaceHealth has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Maternity Care by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This means we’ve met rigorous criteria for providing high-quality, cost-efficient maternity care.

Your birth plan is welcome here

At PeaceHealth, we’ll work with you to create a labor and delivery plan that includes low-intervention birth methods. These include midwifery or private doula care, hydrotherapy tubs and wireless fetal monitoring.

Complete care for pelvic floor disorders

You don’t have to live with bladder or bowel leakage. The pelvic floor specialists at PeaceHealth include urogynecologists and physical therapists. We’ll help you overcome symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Minimally invasive surgery

PeaceHealth offers minimally invasive surgery to treat many gynecologic conditions. Benefits of minimally invasive surgery may include fewer scars, less pain and faster recovery.

Conditions We Treat

Benign (noncancerous) gynecologic conditions

Benign gynecologic problems include lumps, cysts or noncancerous tumors. We treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts and vaginal ulcers. We also manage benign breast conditions like fibroadenomas.

Bladder or bowel leakage (gynecology)

Loss of bladder or bowel control are called accidental urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. Urine or stool may suddenly leak. You may also need to visit the toilet urgently or more often.

Gynecological cancer

The gynecologic oncologists at PeaceHealth have special expertise in treating women’s cancer. These cancers include endometrial, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, uterine and ovarian.

Pelvic problems (gynecology)

Pelvic problems can include chronic pelvic pain (pain that lasts  more than six months) and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to infertility. We also treat pelvic organ prolapse, often caused by a weak pelvic floor.

Treatments Provided

Gynecologic cancer screening

You and your doctor will discuss when you should have a gynecologic cancer screening, which may include:

  • Pelvic exam – Women should have a yearly pelvic exam. This routine screening allows doctors to assess reproductive organs and check for anything that isn’t normal.
  • Pap test – This common test checks to see if cancer cells are present on the cervix.
  • HPV test – An HPV test checks the cervix for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can sometimes lead to cervical cancer.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound – This internal ultrasound allows your doctor to capture images of your reproductive organs and check for anything that isn’t normal.
  • Blood tests – Your doctor may order a blood test to screen a protein called CA-125. High levels may mean that ovarian cancer is present.

All Women’s Health Locations