Gynecologist Specialist

Damon Cobb Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Poway, CA

As a woman, you need a gynecologist throughout the many stages of life to ensure your best reproductive health and wellness, before, during, and after your childbearing years. At Damon Cobb OB/GYN in Poway, California, the experience and caring team of gynecologists believes every visit should be stress-free and reassuring. The doctors take their time to answer your questions and take a holistic approach to your gynecology health care needs. For the highest standard of gynecology and obstetrics care in the greater San Diego area, call to schedule an exam or book online.

Gynecologist Q & A

What is a gynecologist?

Gynecologists like Damon Cobb, MD, FACOG, and Farina Islam, MD, of Damon Cobb OB/GYN specialize in many aspects of women’s health, especially the female reproductive system. Gynecologists diagnose and treat numerous issues, such as:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menstruation problems
  • Infertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Hormonal problems
  • Urinary problems
  • Menopause
  • Sexual health

The qualified team at Damon Cobb OB/GYN takes a comprehensive and holistic approach to reproductive health as it relates to your overall wellness. They treat each woman as an individual with unique needs, so they can live their best life at every age.

When should I visit a gynecologist?

Typically, the doctors recommend an annual visit to the gynecologist for certain health screenings, pelvic exams, and a wellness exam. Additionally, you should schedule an appointment anytime you have concerns about your reproductive health, such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Vaginal pain or discomfort
  • Abnormal bleeding during or between periods
  • STDs
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Painful sex

Your gynecologist is an expert at diagnosing and treating conditions related to your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, including:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Contraception and family planning
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

Your gynecologist also routinely examines your breasts for signs of lumps or cancer. The team at Damon Cobb OB/GYN also diagnoses and treats pelvic organ prolapse, osteoporosis, and menopausal changes in hormones. Dr. Cobb and Dr. Islam take a conservative approach to treating most conditions, but can also perform surgical interventions using state-of-the-art technology, such as minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures, if necessary.

What can I expect at my annual gynecology exam?

During your annual gynecology visit, your doctor screens for any cervical abnormalities, and performs a complete pelvic exam and breast exam. Your gynecologist may also recommend additional screenings for thyroid conditions, bone density tests, anemia, and a variety of other health conditions that are related to your reproductive health and wellness. You can also talk with your gynecologist about questions or concerns you have.

Your exam includes an internal and external exam of your uterus and vaginal health. The doctor inserts a speculum into your vagina to clearly see your cervix and to check your internal organs. Your OB/GYN may perform a Pap smear during your visit as well.

For an individualized approach to female health care and access to the latest treatments, call the highly skilled team of gynecologists at Damon Cobb OB/GYN to schedule your annual exam. You can also use the online booking system to request an appointment.