Gynecology

David Coy, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Indio, CA

During childbearing years and beyond, women of all ages need regular gynecology exams for their unique women’s health care needs. David Coy MD of First Desert Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Associates Inc. is an experienced obstetrician and gynecologist who provides expert female health care for women in Indio, California, and the surrounding communities. Although Dr. Coy is not taking any new gynecology patients at this time, keep him in mind if you need a highly qualified obstetrician to deliver your baby.

Gynecology Q & A

What services do gynecologists usually offer?

Dr. Coy and his team at first First Desert Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Associates offer a comprehensive list of gynecology services for teens through adults. Dr. Coy is an expert at diagnosing and treating numerous women’s health issues, including:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Vaginal dryness and discomfort
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Urinary tract infections

He also provides complete care for women during childbearing years and all aspects of your reproductive system, including:

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and other forms of birth control
  • Surgeries, such as hysterectomies
  • Fertility issues
  • Routine Pap smears

Dr. Coy prescribes all treatments and services based on your individual needs and concerns. He uses the latest technology and minimally invasive procedures for faster recovery times and the utmost level of patient comfort.

When should I visit a gynecologist?

Your first gynecology appointment is typically between the ages of 18 and 21 and then annually after that unless you become pregnant. A typical gynecology appointment includes a physical exam, external genital exam, and an internal pelvic exam. You also spend time talking to Dr. Coy about your family health history and any concerns you have regarding birth control, your period, or becoming pregnant.

At your annual check-up, Dr. Coy also conducts screenings for common female health issues. These screenings may include a Pap smear, a blood test, and a urine test. The team records your weight and blood pressure and assesses your overall health. As part of your annual exam, Dr. Coy also performs a breast exam to screen for early signs of breast disease.

In some cases, Dr. Coy may also recommend immunizations that are appropriate for your age and health conditions or concerns.

What is abnormal bleeding?

Occasional bleeding between periods isn't cause for alarm, but some women experience heavy menstrual bleeding that interferes with their life each month. The medical term for heavy bleeding is menorrhagia, and its symptoms include:

  • Bleeding for longer than a week at a time
  • Having to change your pad or tampon every hour
  • Passing large blood clots during your period
  • Restricted daily activities because of heavy menstrual flow
  • Feeling tired or weak from blood loss
  • Needing to change your protection during the night

If you have severe symptoms or an abnormally heavy period, seek medical attention immediately to avoid complications, as it may be a sign of a serious underlying condition.