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Adolescent Gynecology

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment located in Santa Monica, CA

Maintaining your gynecological health is important at any age, even during adolescence. As an experienced OB/GYN in Santa Monica, California, Shamsah Amersi, MD, combines evidence-based conventional medicine and proven holistic alternatives to deliver the best adolescent gynecology care possible. She understands the unique challenges that young women face. That’s why she takes a gentle, integrative approach to care. Call Dr. Amersi or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Adolescent Gynecology Q & A

What is adolescent gynecology?

Adolescent gynecology focuses on gynecological care throughout adolescence, which occurs roughly from the ages of 10 to 19. Adolescence is a unique period in any young woman’s life that’s marked by a series of physical, emotional, mental changes.

As an integrative OB/GYN with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Amersi treats a wide range of health issues in young women, including heavy periods, urinary problems, uterine fibroids, and STDs.

Why is adolescent holistic gynecology important?

Adolescent holistic gynecology takes an integrative approach to gynecological care. Integrative medicine centers on treating you as a whole person, not just a collection of symptoms.

Dr. Amersi always takes extra steps to uncover the exact cause of a problem rather than masking your symptoms with medication.

As an integrative practitioner, Dr. Amersi incorporates every patient’s unique physical and emotional traits, as well as their lifestyle habits, into every personalized wellness plan. She focuses on prevention to keep young women healthy during every stage of life.

What happens at an adolescent gynecology exam?

Depending on your age, Dr. Amersi may perform a gentle pelvic exam to assess the health of your reproductive organs. This exam uses a transvaginal ultrasound to view your uterus, ovaries, vulva, vagina, and cervix.

As an HPV specialist, it’s also important that Dr. Amersi performs a Pap smear, which involves taking a swab of your cervical cells for testing. HPV is a common STD that can increase your risk of cervical cancer.

Gynecological exams are also a time to talk to Dr. Amersi about any changes or concerns you have about your body. She strives to promote a strong doctor-patient relationship that’s built on open communication.

You should talk to Dr. Amersi if you’ve been experiencing abnormal menstrual bleeding, long or heavy periods, or sudden pelvic pain.

What are some adolescent gynecology treatments?

Dr. Amersi uses natural treatments and remedies whenever possible. Some of these alternative treatments may include:

  • Nutrition changes
  • Supplements
  • Homeopathy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Exercise

If you require additional treatment, Dr. Amersi may prescribe medication or continue with a different conventional medicine treatment. Treatment plans are customized to each patient.

To schedule an adolescent gynecology visit with Shamsah Amersi, MD, call or book online today.


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