Adolescent Gynecology Specialist

Marigold Castillo, MD, FAAP -  - Board Certified Pediatrician

MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics

Marigold Castillo, MD, FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician; Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located in Bayside, NY

At MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics in Bayside, New York, you’ll find compassionate gynecological care for your adolescent and teenage daughters in a comfortable, caring environment. Marigold Castillo, MD, offers a variety of gynecology services geared towards young girls’ reproductive and sexual health issues, including irregular periods, vaginal infections, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and birth control. Learn more about available services by calling Dr. Castillo’s Bayside office today or using the convenient online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

Adolescent Gynecology Q & A

What adolescent gynecology services are available?

The staff at MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics offers in-office gynecology services to ensure your daughter is comfortable during each appointment. Dr. Castillo can address a number of conditions that may be affecting your teen’s reproductive health, such as:

  • Heavy periods
  • Painful cramps
  • Delayed puberty
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginal infections
  • STDs

Dr. Castillo can also discuss and recommend birth control for treating painful periods or to prevent pregnancy. Her goal in care is to develop a trusting relationship with your child to promote healthy lifestyle choices and establish preventive reproductive health care plans.

If your child has a family history of heredity conditions, like breast or ovarian cancer, Dr. Castillo can recommend preventive screenings in addition to routine pelvic exams and Pap tests.

When does my child need an STD screening?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that adolescents ages 15-24 account for 10 million newly diagnosed STD cases each year. If your child is sexually active, routine STD screenings are recommended. Even if your child is on birth control, there are risks associated with the spread of STDs during unprotected sex.

Dr. Castillo performs in-office pelvic exams annually and can administer STD screenings for conditions like:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Genital herpes

Pap tests are also available to screen for human papillomavirus (HPV), an STD that can increase your daughter’s risk for cervical cancer.

Dr. Castillo can also treat STD infections and provide guidance to ensure your child is protected in the future from contracting or spreading disease through condom use and abstinence.

What treatments are available for irregular periods?

If your daughter experiences heavy menstrual flow, painful cramps, or has irregular periods, Dr. Castillo can evaluate her overall reproductive health through an on-site pelvic exam and blood work.

Depending on the cause of the abnormal periods, Dr. Castillo may recommend the use of oral birth control to regulate menstrual flow and reduce painful symptoms, like cramping or severe mood swings.

If your daughter has issues such as endometriosis or ovarian cysts that cause abnormal periods, Dr. Castillo may refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment, including surgery.

The goal in addressing reproductive health issues in teenage girls is to alleviate symptoms and preserve their ability to have children in the future.

Get your daughter started on the right track for optimal reproductive health by calling for an appointment with Dr. Castillo at MD1CARE or using the online booking feature.