Connecticut Women OB/GYN
Routine Gynecological Care
CT Women OB/GYN serves women of all ages. Our highly trained physicians and staff members understand that female bodies have unique needs that make routine gynecologic care essential for every woman, from puberty through menopause. We stay current on recommendations for routine healthcare and treatment options, helping women stay in optimal health well into their golden years. We believe that women are entitled to accurate and complete information on their health questions and options so that they can better take control of their own health and wellness.
In addition to routine and yearly examinations, we offer:
- Pap smears and cervical cancer screening
- Breast and ovarian cancer screening
- Osteoporosis screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
- Premenstrual syndrome management
- STD screening
By age 21, regardless of sexual activity, a young woman should have an established relationship with a gynecologist where she can receive routine exams and ongoing care. The staff and doctors at CT Women understand the feeling of uncertainty that might accompany the first few visits. We strive to make the experience comfortable and informative by fostering a non-judgmental environment where open communication is encouraged.
There are many reasons why a young woman under the age of 21 might benefit from seeing a gynecologist. Sexual activity, sexuality questions, irregular periods, mood disorders, PMS, PMDD, and contraceptive counseling are among the reasons why we have patients younger than 21.
We offer vaccinations for girls starting at the age of 11 for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Please click here for more information.
For women, menstrual periods are a simple fact of life. An average period lasts 5-7 days. But if you suffer from heavy periods, or menorrhagia (pronounced men-or-ah-jah), your periods can be a serious disruption to daily living. You may need to change pads or tampons constantly, or wear dark clothing to avoid embarrassing accidents.
More that 1 in 5 women suffer from heavy periods. If you find yourself scheduling your life around your period each month, you’re not alone. The good news is that effective treatments are available, and you have choices. Please speak with one of our doctors – you don’t have to live with heavy periods and we have options to relieve your symptoms.
Vulvodynia – Vulvar Pain Syndromes
Do you suffer from chrinic pain in the vulva? Are you frustrated with chronic pain with sex, urination or placing a tampon? Have you had these symptoms for a while and cannot seem to get rid of them? Did you know that you are not alone and that many women suffer from similar symptoms. You may have a condition called vulvodynia. Often women are misdiagnosed and do not get appropriate treatment. At Connecticut Women OB/GYN we are specialists in treating vulvar problems. Don’t continue to suffer any more. Call today and make an appointment with Dr. Harris our vulvar specialist. Read about two types of vulvodynia; Vestibulitis and Lichen Simplex Chronicus, on our Forms and Policies page.
Comprehensive Obstetrical Care
From the time you first begin to think about getting pregnant, on through to post-natal recuperation, our physicians are your partners every step of the way. We want you to experience a healthy and happy pregnancy, a positive birthing experience, and a healthy delivery and recuperation period.
We offer pre-conception counseling to help evaluate risk factors and suggest modifications to reduce those factors. This may include nutritional counseling, genetic testing, and initial infertility evaluations. When needed, we will work in partnership with your REI specialist.
We are happy to assist you with creating a birth plan to ensure that it is reasonable and safe for you while giving you the experience you desire. In addition, St. Francis Medical Center offers a complete schedule of pregnancy and child-birth classes which we highly endorse.
Our specialties include:
- Prenatal care and testing
- Anxiety during pregnancy
- Pre-natal pain management
- Nutritional counseling
- Cord blood banking education
- Fetal monitoring
- Preterm birth
- Low birth weight
- High risk pregnancies
- Labor and delivery care
- Postpartum care including postpartum depression and hemorrhage
When you have other specialists whom you wish to have involved in your pregnancy or delivery, or need referrals, we are pleased to accommodate, including Doulas, chiropractors, lactation consultants, acupuncturists, and therapists.
RENEW Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As women age, there are many different stressors that affect a person’s health and impact their sense of wellness. The RENEW program focuses on many of these factors including:
- Hormonal Imbalance
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Symptomatic Menopause
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Insulin Resistance
- High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia)
At CT Women OB/GYN, we work together with patients and the compounding pharmacy to meet each individual’s needs. Each prescription is tailored to the patient based upon a thorough analysis of expressed symptoms and hormone level test results. Please click here to visit our RENEW program.
Hereditary Cancer Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
BRACAnalysis® is a genetic test that confirms the presence of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation. BRCA mutations are responsible for the majority of hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. It involves a simple blood test or oral rinse sample to find out if you have one of these mutations. Knowing the results may help us act before cancer has a chance to develop, with a patient-specific medical management plan to significantly reduce the risk of cancer. Please click here for more information.
Do you have back pain or tenderness, loss of height, slight curving of the upper back? In other words, do you have osteoporosis? Current therapy is determined by each patient’s specific risks and needs.
XOLO Laser Therapy
Dr. Peggy Ku is pleased to offer laser hair removal services in our Enfield office. Laser therapy has proven time and time again to be the most effective monetary and time savings hair removal procedure in the long term. Our award winning Cynosure Elite Laser System contains both the Alexandrite and ND:Yag laser wavelengths, making it safe for all skin tones. Due to the physics of the laser light, it will not work on white, gray, red or blonde hair (sorry!).
Most clients start with a package of six treatments, timed 6-10 weeks apart. On average, areas will need 6-9 treatments for a greater than 95% hair reduction.
We accept all major credit cards, checks and cash. Unfortunately the laser services are considered cosmetic and are not covered by insurance.
For more details, please visit Xolo Laser Therapy or call 860-519-9531 to make your free consultation with Dr. Ku.
Family Planning and Contraception
Birth Control Choices
There are a myriad of choices to help you stay on track with your family planning. There are both personal and medical considerations when determining which is right for you. Our physicians are happy to discuss your particular situation and desires in order to select the contraception that is perfect for you.
- Birth Control Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon)
- Birth Control Patch
- Birth Control Pills
- Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera)
- Birth Control Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)
- Female Condom
- Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception)
- Sterilization for Women (Tubal Sterilization)