The main goal of a well-woman exam is preventative care. Your doctor can look for signs of potential problems before they escalate into bigger problems.
Depending on your age, a well-woman exam could include:
- A pelvic exam
- A physical exam
- Birth control management and family planning
- A mammogram
- Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
- Pregnancy testing
- Diagnostics and treatment for abnormal menstruation
Getting answers to your questions
Noticed an abnormality with your physical health? Have you searched on the web and found nothing but a bunch of confusing answers? A well-woman exam allows for the perfect time to point out any abnormalities and get the answers you need.
Your doctor will be glad to help you understand what is going on with your body. Schedule your appointment online or give us a call today.
Planning to get pregnant? Talk to your doctor today to discuss how to prepare for pregnancy. Your doctor may recommend a lifestyle change, or a fertility specialist.
Having an annual well-woman exam allows for your doctor to understand your future plans and help in the best way suited for you. This is one of the perks of seeking women’s personalized care. Yorktown has your best interest in mind, always.
Your provider will check your weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and urine. After the initial physical, your provider performs a pelvic examination. This includes checking your external genitalia and reproductive organs.
This is an important part of your well-woman exam, as it can help to monitor your overall well-being.
Based on your age and other factors, there are many different tests your doctor may recommend. Your well-woman exam will always include a breast exam, as breast cancer affects millions of women each year.
Depending on your sexual activity and history, your doctor may recommend screening for STDs.
You should schedule your well-woman exam once every year. But depending on your concerns and risks, we may suggest having more frequent visits. For more information on well-woman exams, and the benefits of getting them regularly, call Yorktown Health or book your appointment online today!