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Put your health first


  
Busy women sometimes take care of everyone else first.
Start the new year off right with one of our women's health providers.

You’re the center of your family. We’re here to keep you going strong.


We care for women throughout the valley.

Legacy Medical Group–Women's Health has four locations in the mid-Willamette Valley:

» Keizer
» Salem
» Silverton
» Woodburn

We offer a wide range of services to help you on your journey:

  • Well-woman exams, including pelvic and breast examinations (and referral to mammography, as needed)
  • Urinary incontinence help and pelvic support
  • Help with transitioning to menopause, including treatment like hormone therapy
  • Cancer screenings and management of abnormal pap smears
  • Flu shots or other vaccinations
» Take the first step today by requesting your appointment

How much do you know about menopause?

» Test your knowledge of menopause by taking this quiz
  

  • Although the average age of menopause is 51, menopause can actually happen any time from the 30s to the mid-50s or later.
  • Women who smoke and are underweight tend to have an earlier menopause, while women who are overweight often have a later menopause.
  • Generally, a woman tends to have menopause at about the same age as her mother did.
      

» Read our introduction to menopause to learn about symptoms, hot flashes, and treatments


When can you stop having Pap tests?

Older women still need health checkups and screening tests. That means continuing to get regular gynecological exams and Pap tests even when you are in or beyond menopause. You’ll still need pelvic exams, but you may not need a Pap test after age 65.

What is urinary incontinence? Am I at risk?

  • Urinary incontinence means that your urine leaks out at times when you are not using the bathroom.
  • Urinary incontinence is a common problem for women of all ages.
  • Although urinary incontinence isn’t life threatening, it can affect your quality of life.
      

» Learn about the risks you may have by taking this assessment


Tips for managing stress

Many women face difficult challenges and responsibilities that may overlap or conflict. These cause stress that can affect their health. Stress can come from troubles at home, in relationships, and in the workplace. Family well-being includes stable relationships and the ability to fulfill essential roles in the home.

When should I have my first mammogram?

We recommend annual screening mammograms for all women starting at age 40. Why?

  • Because one in eight women gets breast cancer.
  • Nearly all survive if it's caught early.
  • Regular mammogram testing is the best way to catch it early.
  • Nearly every major medical association with expertise in breast cancer recommends screening should start at age 40 based on the best available science.
      

» Read our frequently asked questions about mammograms


What is a urinary tract infection?

Urinary tract infections or UTIs are infections in any part of the urinary tract. They are a common health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to UTIs.

What are the symptoms of a urinary tract infection?

  • Frequent urination
  • Pain or burning when passing urine
  • Have a strong urge to urinate, but only a small amount of urine is passed
  • Women may feel an uncomfortable pressure above the pubic bone
  • Feeling pain even when not urinating
» Take the first step today by requesting an appointment

What are my options for hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy, removal of a woman’s uterus, is a common surgery to treat several conditions: cancerous and noncancerous tumors, endometriosis and vaginal bleeding.

 

You can have a partial, full or radical hysterectomy, and your doctor may be able to offer many options for the surgery, including minimally invasive approaches.

 

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