Women’s Health

Women's health covers a wide range of conditions, including gender-specific health issues, such as menstrual cycles and pregnancy. Women’s health also includes common disorders that might manifest differently in women.

Certain health conditions manifest differently in women than men and may require different specialized treatments. Occasionally, common conditions like diabetes and heart issues may exhibit distinct symptoms in women. 

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we offer comprehensive care for various women's health conditions, including menopause, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and more. Our expert team is dedicated to diagnosing, preventing, managing, and treating your condition based on your specific needs and circumstances.

Common Women’s Health Issues

Our skilled team at Destiny Internal Medicine provides medical care for a range of women’s health conditions. 


Menopause is a natural phase in a woman's life during which she has not experienced a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. This natural biological event is a part of aging and marks the end of your reproductive years. 

The ovaries stop producing eggs during menopause, subsequently leading to a drop in estrogen and progesterone levels. Menopause is not a disorder or disease; it's a natural phase of life characterized by hormonal changes that can lead to physical, psychological, and emotional shifts. 

Though not an illness in itself, menopause can increase the risk of certain health conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes. Common symptoms associated with menopause include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased fertility
  • Changes in sexual desire

Menopause doesn't necessitate medical treatment, but its management focuses on addressing its symptoms and preventing associated health conditions. 

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we offer menopause counseling to manage the symptoms of menopause. Hormonal therapy is also beneficial in addressing menopausal symptoms.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal imbalance that arises when the ovaries produce high levels of male sex hormones or androgens. PCOS is one of the most common causes of infertility in women. 

PCOS disrupts the normal functioning of reproductive hormones, leading to irregular menstrual cycles, missed periods, and unpredictable ovulation. Common symptoms of PCOS include: 

  • Irregular periods
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • Darkening of the skin around the neck, armpits, groin, and under the breasts
  • Skin tags in the armpits or on the neck
  • Thinning hair
  • Infertility

The treatment for PCOS involves a combination of lifestyle changes and medications to regulate menstrual cycles. We provide a range of treatment options including hormonal birth control, insulin-sensitizing medications, and androgen-blocking medications.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a common type of cancer seen in women. It occurs when cancerous cells in the breasts multiply, forming tumors. The diagnosis of breast cancer involves a physical examination, a breast biopsy, and imaging tests, such as mammograms, MRIs, and ultrasounds.

Breast cancer is highly invasive and can spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • Change in the size and shape of your breast
  • Mass or lump in or near the breast
  • Changes in the look or feel of the skin on your breast or nipple
  • Bloody or fluid discharge from nipple
  • Nipple turned inward into the breast

Our expert team at Destiny Internal Medicine offers multiple treatment options for breast cancer. Breast cancer treatment may include a combination of surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.  

Cervical Cancer

The cervix is the lowest part of your uterus, where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix connects the uterus to the opening of the vagina. Cervical cancer is caused by an abnormal growth of cells in the cervix. 

Cervical cancer can affect the deeper tissues of the cervix and spread to other parts of the body (metastasize), such as to the lungs, liver, bladder, vagina, and rectum. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common cause of cervical cancer. 

Cervical cancer progresses gradually over a long period of time. The cells in the cervix undergo numerous changes before becoming cancerous. Most cases of cervical cancer can be detected through regular gynecological screenings, particularly the Pap test. 

Pap test or Pap smear involves collecting cells from the cervix, which are then examined for signs of precancers or other abnormalities. We offer a diverse range of services including diagnostic Pap smear test, and medications and surgical treatment options to manage cervical cancer.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovaries are part of the female reproductive system that produce eggs as well as the hormones estrogen and progesterone during your reproductive years. Ovarian cancer when the abnormal growth of cells is detected in the ovaries or fallopian tubes. 

The diagnosis of ovarian cancer involves a physical examination, imaging tests, blood tests, and genetic testing. A pelvic exam is conducted to identify any abnormal growths or enlarged organs. 

Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Rapid feeling of fullness during meals
  • Weight loss
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Frequent urination

Treatment may include surgical intervention, as well as other approaches like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.


Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common among sexually active people, typically transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, or oral sex. 

Some of the common STIs in women include:

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes

For STD diagnosis, a physical pelvic exam, and laboratory tests, including blood tests, urine analysis, and fluid samples, are conducted. 

Many STDs exhibit minimal or no symptoms. However, some typical STD symptoms in women could include:

  • Burning sensation in the vagina
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Rashes and bumps on and around the vagina
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal pain during sex

The treatment of STDs may vary depending on the specific type. Treatment options can include oral or topical antiviral or antibacterial medications. Regular screening for STDs is recommended even in the absence of any symptoms.

We provide testing services for the screening of STDs and comprehensive care for their treatment. 

Treatment for Women’s Health Issues with Destiny Internal Medicine in Aurora, CO

At Destiny Internal Medicine, we provide comprehensive medical care to prevent, detect, and treat any women's health issues you may be experiencing. Our expert team works collaboratively with you to deliver personalized care and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call us at 720-324-4777 or request an appointment online.

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