Adolescent/Teenage Care


Teenager’s bodies go through significant changes during adolescence and it is important to begin gynecological care during these formative years. Maryland Specialty Group (MDSG) provides expert gynecology services to patients of all ages including adolescents from our practice in Glendale, Maryland.

Why would an adolescent need to see a gynecologist?

Puberty brings many changes to young women and their bodies. MDSG helps young women to understand these changes and how to care for themselves, as well as providing treatment for any conditions and advice on sexual health. Teenage girls are recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to begin seeing a gynecologist between the ages of 13 and 15. While pap tests are not usually required until a woman is 21 years old, if a teenager is sexually active, has irregular periods, or symptoms consistent with pelvic inflammatory disease or sexually transmitted diseases she should definitely see a gynecologist for a thorough examination.


What are common gynecological concerns for teenagers?

Due to the hormonal fluctuations of puberty, young women often experience irregular periods. Irregular periods include early or delayed first menstruation, heavy or frequent periods, significant pain during menstruation, or amenorrhea, which is the absence of periods. Breast masses are also common as a young woman develops. Even if a young woman is not sexually active, it is important for her to build a relationship with a trusted gynecologist.


What should a young woman expect to talk about during her first gynecologist appointment?

MDSG wants our young patients to enjoy good health while feeling comfortable and confident in their bodies. We will answer questions and provide advice on a number of topics including periods, cramps and PMS. We can provide advice on sexual health ranging from birth control to sexually transmitted diseases. The doctor will also answer question about any other health related issues like acne, weight management, and the emotional and physical changes that puberty brings.

Maryland Specialty Group
12200 Annapolis Rd., Suite 123, Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Phone: 301-552-9495
Fax: 301-552-9743
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