Comprehensive Treatment for Gynecologic Conditions in Girls and Teens
The pediatric gynecology team at Loyola Medicine treats a broad range of gynecologic concerns and problems of the uterus, ovaries and vagina in young and adolescent girls. At an appointment with a Loyola gynecologist, a young woman receives accurate and confidential guidance for upcoming body changes and reproductive health.
Loyola’s specialists put the family at the center of care. We take an integrated approach to providing the most up-to-date diagnostic and therapeutic services; this includes coordinating your daughter’s care with a variety of specialists, including pediatric surgeons, urologists, oncologists, endocrinologists and doctors who focus on adolescent medicine and fetal medicine. If your daughter is referred to us by a pediatrician or primary care provider, we will take care to communicate with the referring physician.
Why Choose Loyola for Pediatric Gynecology?
Members of our team are trained in the unique medical and emotional needs of growing girls and adolescent women. We emphasize communication with our patients and listen closely to their concerns. When needed, we work closely with referring providers to coordinate ongoing care and follow-up.
What Gynecologic Conditions are Treated at Loyola?
Loyola’s pediatric gynecology team is comprehensive and compassionate in the treatment of girls and young women. Our gynecologic team is versed in the full spectrum of gynecologic issues facing infants, children and adolescents, which may include:
- Ambiguous genitalia
- Anomalies of the reproductive system
- Breast masses
- Cervical dysplasia
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Genital injuries
- Genital malformations
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Human papillomavirus
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Labial adhesions, asymmetry and hypertrophy
- Lichen sclerosus
- Menstrual disorders, including irregular periods and menorrhagia
- Müllerian anomalies
- Ovarian cysts
- Ovarian and tubal torsion
- Pelvic masses
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Precocious puberty or late puberty
- Sexual development disorders
- Sexually transmitted diseases, such as genital warts
- Skin conditions of the vulva
- Turner syndrome
- Uterine anomalies
- Vaginal agenesis
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal septum
- Vaginal stenosis
- Vaginal trauma
How are Pediatric Gynecologic Conditions Diagnosed?
Infants, children and teens with gynecologic problems may experience pain, discharge, itchiness or redness. Some may have problems or anomalies that are noticeable at birth. The goal of Loyola’s pediatric gynecology specialists is to provide a diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan for your child as soon as possible.
In order to diagnose and understand your child’s condition, Loyola’s pediatric gynecologists will start with your child’s medical history and a complete physical exam. Your child’s doctor may also conduct testing, which may include:
How are Pediatric Gynecologic Conditions Treated?
Depending on the results of your daughter’s exam, Loyola offers a full spectrum of treatment options, including:
- Hormone therapy
- HPV vaccine
- Menstrual regulation
- Preventive reproductive health counseling
- Removal of ovarian cysts
- Surgical treatments for reproductive problems
- Vaginal reconstruction and vaginal septum surgery