Conditions and Services
Below you'll find a list of services and common conditions Cook Children's Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology can assist patients with.
Initial reproductive health visit
The initial visit will depend on the patient's concerns, medical history, physical and emotional development and the reason for their referral. During this visit it is our priority to make the patient feel comfortable and to establish a good relationship.
Surgery for ovarian cysts or masses
Surgery to remove an ovarian cyst or mass can be done either through surgery or laparoscopically. Open surgery is usually done through an incision low in the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgery is done through small incisions in the umbilicus and lower abdomen.
Contraception counseling and initiation
Discussions should address contraceptive needs, expectations, and concerns the patient may have. Dr. Combs will work to identify the best option for the patient based on their health history.
LGBTQ+ health care
There are diverse needs of the LGBTQ+ community in health care, but also for these individuals to feel safe with their providers. Dr. Combs offers a welcoming environment.
Menstrual regulation or suppression
For some patients, menstruation can present significant challenges. If, after an evaluation, the patient, her family and Dr. Combs have decided that menstrual intervention is warranted, advantages and disadvantages of hormonal methods should be reviewed and individualized to each patient's specific needs.
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
Our team is here to assist with STD testing for our patients. Patient's medical records and results are private and kept completely confidential.
Minimally invasive surgeries and fertility preservation
Certain treatments can harm your fertility. The effects might be temporary or permanent. At Cook Children's our goal is identify all options to preserve our patient's fertility.
- Abnormal development
- Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS)
- Bartholin gland cyst
- Breast pathology
- Condyloma (genital warts)
- Congenital anomalies (vaginal, uterine, ovarian)
- Dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual cramps)
- Fallopian tube cysts (paratubal cysts)
- Female genital mutilation (FGM)
- Female genital trauma
- Heavy, irregular and painful menses (periods)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hymen variations
- Imperforate hymen
- Labial adhesions
- Labial hypertrophy
- Lichen sclerosus (LS)
- Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome
- Menstrual issues
- Mood changes with menstrual cycles
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful periods
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Pelvic pain, masses and tumors
- Period abnormalities
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Prepubertal vaginal bleeding
- Premature adrenarche (PA)
- Premature thelarche
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)
- Puberty problems
- Torsion of the ovary and fallopian tube
- Turner syndrome
- Vaginal complaints
- Vaginal foreign body
- Vaginal infections
- Vulvar skin conditions or masses
- Yeast infection