Gynecological Care Specialist

Mark P. Schumacher, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & OBGYN located in Reno, NV

Nothing is more important than protecting your health with routine gynecological care. You can count on compassionate care from Mark P. Schumacher, MD, who has years of experience providing preventive gynecological care, identifying the cause of symptoms, and providing customized treatment for each woman. Whether you have a problem like pelvic pain or need birth control or if it is time for a well-woman exam, call the office in Reno, Nevada.

Gynecological Care

Why is an annual pelvic exam important?

Dr. Schumacher provides exceptional gynecological care any time you experience symptoms, or you develop a problem such as pelvic pain. Your annual well-woman exam, however, is dedicated to helping you stay healthy.

When you see Dr. Schumacher for routine gynecological care, he can detect potential problems at their earliest stage and start treatment to prevent or stop them before you develop symptoms.

These are a few examples of the gynecological services available:

  • Pelvic and breast exams
  • Contraception
  • Pap tests
  • STD testing
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Weight-gain counseling
  • Menopause management
  • decreased libido

Dr. Schumacher also provides infertility evaluations and ensures you are up-to-date with health screenings, such as:

  • Mammograms
  • Colonoscopy
  • Genetic testing for hereditary cancer

You can also receive Cologuardâ„¢, an at-home screening test for colon cancer.

What happens if you have an abnormal Pap smear?

During a Pap smear, Dr. Schumacher takes a sample of cells from your cervix and sends them to a lab, where the cells are carefully examined for signs of cancerous changes.

The lab sends a detailed report to the doctor telling whether your Pap showed all healthy cells or:

  • Slightly abnormal cells from an undetermined cause
  • Mild abnormalities caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Moderate to severe abnormalities likely to progress to cancer
  • Presence of cervical cancer or squamous cell carcinoma

If your results are abnormal, Dr. Schumacher may recommend having an HPV test or a repeat Pap smear or perform a colposcopy to examine your cervix.

What common problems does gynecological care address?

Dr. Schumacher provides a range of diagnostic services, such as ultrasound, and performs minimally invasive procedures to treat most gynecological problems in the office.

A few examples of frequently treated problems include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Painful periods
  • Abnormal bleeding (irregular bleeding and heavy menstrual bleeding)
  • Vaginal infections (recurrent vaginal infections)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Painful intercourse

When you have symptoms of vaginal atrophy, such as vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse, Dr. Schumacher may recommend noninvasive laser treatment with the MonaLisa Touch®.

What gynecological procedures are often performed?

Although Dr. Schumacher is highly skilled in the full scope of gynecologic procedures, he commonly performs:

  • Endometrial ablation to stop the heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Hysteroscopy to diagnose and treat problems in your uterus
  • Laparoscopy to diagnose and treat gynecological conditions

Whether it is time for your annual pelvic exam or you have developed symptoms such as pelvic pain, call Mark P. Schumacher, MD.