Your Forest Hills, Queens gynecologist and obstetrician is trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting the female reproductive system. It’s a combination of this experience and a patient-centric focus on your needs and comfort that makes this top OB/GYN in Queens, NYC an ideal partner in your general healthcare as you move through the various stages of your life.
A gynecologist is a medical doctor, or MD, who treats women. A gyno is an expert in the female reproductive system. As such, it’s a natural transition for your gynecologist to continue to see you when you’re pregnant. The type of doctor who typically treats pregnant women is called an obstetrician.
Thus, for most doctors who primarily see women, including your Queens, New York City doctor, it’s a natural fit that they carry dual credentials as both a gynecologist and an obstetrician. That’s how they get the title of OB/GYN.
Your Health Comes First
Dr. James Gohar is an OB/GYN in Forest Hills, New York who always puts your well-being first. That means, as for many women he sees, your doctor can serve as your primary physician as well as your gynecologist and obstetrician. The main difference is that he relies more on referrals to treat certain conditions that he can’t treat. So, he has an extensive referral network to which he sends women with issues beyond the scope of his expertise.
You don’t have to travel far, however, to receive the best personal care for conditions that may arise as you move through the many stages of life. From HPV vaccines to birth control and menopause, Dr. Gohar puts your overall well-being and comfort first.
Visit a Knowledgeable Expert
As a Forest Hills, Queens expert in female issues, Dr. Gohar treats a wide range of conditions that include, but aren’t limited to:
- Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding and Uterine Bleeding. This condition refers to bleeding that happens outside of your normal menstruation. It may be a heavy bleeding or light spotting when there aren’t any other visible symptoms of another disease. It’s more common if you’re obese or in your teens, and there are a wide range of causes, which is why you need to report unusual bleeding to your Rego Park, Queens gyno to be sure it isn’t something with serious consequences.
- Pelvic Pain. Commonly referred to as pelvic inflammatory disease or PID, pelvic pain can signal a serious infection or abnormality. It also might interfere with satisfactory sexual relations or even affect your normal everyday physical activities, as well as your mental well-being. Untreated, PID can lead to complications that could even affect your fertility. On the other hand, it may be minor, resulting in easier-to-manage conditions like heavy menstrual cramps that lifestyle changes can address.
- Endometrial Polyps. These are growths that commonly are found in your uterus. Even though they usually aren’t cancerous, they can lead to uncomfortable and even painful symptoms. Endometrial polyps, also called uterine polyps, can turn into cancer if not removed. These are more common among women who have undergone menopause, so you definitely need to see your doctor is you have any signs, such as bleeding, which could signal a more serious condition.
- Uterine Fibroids. These are growths that commonly occur in women during their child-bearing years. They may be so small that your doctor can’t even see them with the naked eye, or they can be massive and easily detected during a pelvic exam. Fibroids rarely become cancerous, but the symptoms can be very uncomfortable, ranging from heavy bleeding to leg pains or constipation.
- Dysmenorrhea. Nearly every woman experiences some level of dysmenorrhea, which refers to the pain associated with menstrual cramps, especially early on when you haven’t yet discovered the best way to reduce the suffering. But when the pain is so bad that it sends you to bed or causes vomiting and diarrhea, your Queens-based OB/GYN can help find the root cause and recommend various solutions.
- Dyspareunia. Symptoms of dyspareunia, which is the condition that causes pain just before, during, or right after sex, can either be psychological or physical. It’s up to you and your trusted gynecologist to figure out the cause and work at finding the best treatment so that you can enjoy a satisfying and full life.
- Adenomyosis. This condition to date has no cure. Symptoms of adenomyosis usually appear in women after they’ve had babies and are nearing the end of their child-bearing time. You may experience exceptionally heavy periods, pain while having intercourse or stronger-than-normal cramps when you menstruate.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Also called PCOS, this condition usually targets women during the child-bearing years. It’s a hormone imbalance that can result in facial hair growth and acne. It’s also more common among overweight young women who often also have an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
- Urinary Tract Infections. The dreaded UTI often is mistaken as another condition in older women. An experienced Queens, New York gynecologist usually can spot the signs that include frequent, burning urination, cloudy and strong-smelling urine and pelvic pain. Many women have numerous urinary tract infections in their lifetimes and appreciate having a trusted OB/GYN on hand to get relief as soon as possible.
- Abnormal Pap/HPV. As part of your annual OB/GYN examination, your doctor performs a test commonly referred to as a Pap smear, to check for abnormal cells that could indicate disease and/or cancer. It’s a preventative test just as the human papillomavirus (HPV) test checks for that abnormality that is the leading cause of cervical cancer.
- Urinary Incontinence. This is a common condition that rarely gets much attention. The condition leads to involuntary leakage and many embarrassing moments. It could be a sign of a more serious disease, but more often than not, urinary incontinence can be treated with simple lifestyle changes and medication that your Forest Hills, Queens gynecologist can help you with.
As a best in class Queens gynecologist, Dr. James Gohar provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the doctor/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in Queens NY.
For more information about the OBGYN conditions we treat or to schedule a consultation with the (gynecologist) OBGYN doctor, Dr. James Gohar, please contact our Queens office.