Gentle Gynecology Specialist

My OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Pembroke Pines, FL

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Helen Salsbury is dedicated to practicing “gentle gynecology,” focusing on a compassionate approach to care that helps women of all ages - from teens to seniors - feel relaxed and confident. As a top-ranked OB/GYN in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Dr. Salsbury offers patient-centered preventive care and state-of-the-art treatment options designed to treat the unique and individual needs of patients at My OB/GYN along with her nurse practitioner, Selena Hodgers.

Gentle Gynecology Q & A

What is “gentle” gynecology?

Dr. Salsbury and the entire team at My OB/GYN understand having gynecological care can be a little uncomfortable or “awkward-feeling” for some women. At My OB/GYN, women can expect a compassionate approach to their care that takes into account those feelings of discomfort or nervousness. Every aspect of care, including pelvic exams, Pap smears, and other treatments and evaluations, is performed using special techniques to maximize comfort at every stage. For instance, we use heated smooth metal speculums to insert into the vagina instead of plastic which can be a bit rougher for women.  The gentle gynecology approach is also very helpful for young women who are nervous about having their first wellness checkup or pelvic exam.  We also offer a safe environment by having a chaperone in the room during pelvic exams.

What types of gynecology services does Dr. Salsbury offer?

Most common gynecologic conditions Dr. Salsbury treats: 

  • Abnormal bleeding and menstrual disorders
  • Uterine fibroids and endometriosis
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Cervical dysplasia and abnormal pap smears
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) and STD testing
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) and vaginal infections
  • Uterine polyp, cervical polyp and Genital wart removal
  • Premenstrual syndrome management
  • PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) diagnosis and treatment
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian cysts and Bartholin cysts
  • Birth control and family planning services
  • Vaginal prolapse and pessary measuring
  • Vulvodynia (painful vulva)

 

What causes irregular menstrual bleeding?

The most common cause of irregular menstrual bleeding is menopause. Many women in their 40s and early 50s may notice periods don’t occur on a regular basis or periods that are much lighter or much heavier than usual. Some women have very heavy bleeding - heavy enough to interfere with regular activities, including sleep. Other possible causes of irregular or abnormal vaginal bleeding include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • PCOS
  • Some birth control methods including pills and IUDs
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Tumors

 

Irregular vaginal bleeding should always be evaluated, even if you suspect it’s due to menopause.