Dr E Peter Anzaldo, MD
ObGyn & Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist located in Orange, CA
As a woman, it’s important to have a gynecologist you can trust, both for preventive care and for diagnosis and treatment of medical issues and diseases. Dr E Peter Anzaldo, an ObGyn, offers complete gynecological care and services for women of all ages, focusing on care options tailored to the unique and evolving needs of women as they pass through every stage of life. At his practice in Orange, California, Dr E Peter Anzaldo relies on state-of-the-art technology combined with a compassionate approach to ensure that women enjoy optimal health and wellness.
What types of gynecology services does Dr E Peter Anzaldo offer?
Dr E Peter Anzaldo offers comprehensive gynecology care and services for women of all ages, including preventive care and treatment of acute and chronic issues, as well as:
- Pelvic and clinical breast exams
- Pap smears
- HPV (human papillomavirus) testing
- Birth Control
- Treatment for STDs
- Diagnosis of pelvic pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Performs hysterectomies, the traditional or minimally invasive procedure to treat unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, uterine or cervical cancer, very large and recurrent uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic pain, or uterine prolapse.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Symptoms of menopause
How often should I have a gynecology checkup?
Ideally, you should have a gynecology checkup every year to ensure you stay healthy at every age. During your visit, you’ll have a clinical breast exam and general health evaluations to assess your health and screen for potentially serious diseases; in some exams, you may have a pelvic exam and Pap smear. Plus, you’ll receive important guidance that’s tailored for your specific needs.
What is HPV and how is it treated?
HPV is a very common family of viruses that includes several dozen types of viruses, and most sexually active people will come in contact with at least one of them during their lifetime. In most cases, the virus will be fought off by the immune system and cleared from the body without causing symptoms. But some types of HPV aren’t easily cleared and wind up causing genital warts or increasing your risk for cervical cancer. These types of HPV can’t be “cured,” but the warts they cause can be treated.
If I have an abnormal Pap test result, does that mean I have cancer?
Not necessarily. It’s true, some abnormal Pap smear results are caused by cancerous cells located on or near your cervix. But most abnormal results have other causes like:
- HPV infections
- Yeast infections
- Hormonal fluctuations
What happens if I have an abnormal Pap smear result?
Since some abnormal results can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, if you have an abnormal test result, Dr E Peter Anzaldo might perform a second Pap smear to see if the results are the same. He might also perform a second type of evaluation called a colposcopy, which uses a special magnifying scope to evaluate abnormal tissue around the cervix.
Before the test, Dr E Peter Anzaldo will apply a special solution to help any abnormal areas “stand out.” When an abnormal area is detected, he may take a small tissue sample (a biopsy) for further evaluation.
*Individual results may vary