GYN Emergent Care Center is the only emergency care facility in the Long Beach/Southern California area that is dedicated to the health and well being of women. Doctors at the facility specialize in the treatment of vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, and many other conditions that affect a woman's reproductive system.
Vaginal infections can be caused by tight fitting clothing, sexual contact, or poor hygiene. Cleaning the vaginal area after sexual intercourse prevents bacteria from building up and causing problems. If not kept clean, vaginal infections may result in urinary tract infections if the bacteria makes its way up the urethra to the bladder. Many vaginal infections are the result of sexually transmitted diseases. These types of infections can be either viral or bacterial in nature and should be treated by a physician immediately to prevent them from being spread from person to person. In some situations, sexual intercourse is not needed to transmit a genital-based infection.
Unlike a bacterial infection, a yeast infection is not caused by poor hygiene or a sexually transmitted disease. Yeast infections are caused by an imbalance in the body's, primarily the vagina's, pH balance. Certain medications can upset this delicate balance and cause problems within the digestive tract as well as in the vagina. The most common culprits are the many types of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill the good bacteria that help the body function as it should. Without it, the good forms of bacteria, the body's delicate pH balance goes awry causing unpleasant yeast infections that can result in intense itching, inflammation, and discomfort.
Treatment will be determined by what is causing the infection. Antibiotics are normally prescribed for infections caused by sexually transmitted diseases. When antibiotics are prescribed, the patient will want to take the medications as directed by their physician so that the infection is taken care of quickly and efficiently. Yeast infections are treated with anti-fungal medications. Anti-fungals come in the form of topical creams or oral medications. If any type of infection is present, it is extremely important to keep the area as clean as possible to prevent the infection from returning or causing further discomfort.
"I felt well taken care of and the procedure was done with professionalism and friendliness. The facility is clean and well updated. Great place!"
"During my care at the GYN Emergent Care Center (ECC), I was treated very well by the nurses and staff before, during and after surgery."
"Thankful for a place I can go for emergency needs as a woman."
"Extremely down to earth and very patiently took the time to hear all of my symptoms and worries as well as give me a follow up appointment just to cover all the bases."
"...I waited less than 10 minutes to be checked which is amazing considering the wait time I would have had to endure if I would have gone to a regular ER."
"They calmly advised me that my daughter needed surgery and was admitted to their onsite surgery center. From beginning to end, we were satisfied..."
"This is by far the BEST Dr. office/surgery center I have ever been to."
"I've needed to go to this facility a few times this year - and it's been so convenient. The nurses are friendly and helpful. The front desk people are great."
"I'm so grateful to have an urgent dedicated to pregnancy/gynecological issues!"
"I felt safe and it felt like I was on vacation, relaxing:). I was very comfortable! 5 stars!! Totally recommend this place. It was a blessing I learned of them in time."
"The team at GYN solved a 2-month problem in the one single visit - the DAY OF."
"This is the best clinic I have ever been to. I was in so much pain and the doctor came immediately from the hospital so I only had to wait 5 minutes."
"I walked into this clinic and from the moment I said hello to the moment I said goodbye, I felt lucky to have walked into this clinic."
"This place is amazing. Took good care of my partner. They're open 24/7, and offer free wifi in the comfy waiting room."