Gynecologist Specialist

Gladys Dupuy, DO -  - OB/GYN

Orchid OBGYN

Gladys Dupuy, DO

OB/GYN located in Miramar, FL

Beginning in your teens and continuing through all stages of life, routine gynecological exams form the foundation you need to maintain optimal health. As a highly experienced gynecologist, Dr. Gladys Dupuy at Orchid OB/GYN offers compassionate and insightful care, providing gynecological services while also supporting your overall physical and emotional wellbeing. If you need to schedule a gynecological exam, call the office in Miramar, Florida or book an appointment online.

Gynecologist Q & A

Why are annual gynecological exams important for your health?

Your annual gynecological exam provides essential preventive health care. Gynecological health conditions often develop slowly, so you may not experience symptoms at first.

During your annual well-woman exam, Dr. Dupuy detects small changes and signs of developing problems, then recommends treatment and lifestyle changes to prevent the problem from becoming a severe threat.

When should teens have their first gynecology appointment?

Most teens should have their first gynecology visit between the ages of 13-15. It’s important to know, however, that a pelvic exam usually isn’t done on the first visit unless you have problems such as abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, or you would like to get birth control.

Your first visit focuses on getting to know your doctor, talking about reproductive health, and asking questions you may have. Many teens want to learn about common concerns, such as:

  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sexuality
  • Acne
  • Weight
  • Mood swings
  • Birth control
  • Sexually transmitted infections

Which gynecology services are available?

Dr. Dupuy offers comprehensive gynecology services in a peaceful environment that reflects her concern for your emotional and physical wellbeing. She welcomes open conversation and thoroughly explains any issues related to your health.

A sample of the services available at Orchid OB/GYN includes:

  • Annual pelvic and breast exams
  • Pap testing as required
  • Birth control and preconception planning
  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Chronic disease screening and management
  • Menopause care and hormone replacement therapy
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

When should you seek medical attention for a gynecological problem?

Women sometimes have a hard time determining whether symptoms like heavy bleeding or mild pelvic pain are normal or require professional attention.

The answer isn’t always straightforward because each woman is different, but as a general rule, you shouldn’t ignore the following symptoms — they may signal a problem that requires early treatment:

  • Heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, after menopause or intercourse
  • Pelvic pain or pressure
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse
  • Vaginal itching, burning, swelling or soreness
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Frequent need to urinate or burning during urination

If you experience these symptoms or you have any other gynecological concerns, please don’t hesitate to call or book an appointment online.