Well Woman Exams

Well Woman Exam: Prioritizing Your Reproductive Health and Wellness

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that promotes the overall well-being of women at every stage of life. The well woman exam, also known as the annual gynecological exam, is a fundamental component of women’s healthcare.

What is a Well Woman Exam?

A well woman exam is a routine medical check-up designed to assess and maintain your reproductive and overall health. This comprehensive examination ensures you receive appropriate healthcare guidance and preventive measures.

Key Aspects of the Well Woman Exam

Comprehensive Health Assessment:

  • A well woman exam includes a thorough review of your medical history and a discussion of any current health concerns.

Physical Examination:

  • A physical examination of the pelvic region and breast is performed to assess the health of your reproductive organs and breast tissue.

Pelvic Exam:

  • Depending on your age, a pelvic examination may be conducted to check the health of your uterus, ovaries, and cervix. This is often combined with a Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer.

Breast Examination:

  • A breast examination is performed to detect any unusual lumps or changes in breast tissue, which can aid in early detection of breast cancer.

Cancer Screening:

  • Depending on your age and risk factors, you may undergo additional cancer screenings such as mammograms for breast cancer and bone density scans for osteoporosis.
  • You may also be a candidate for genetic screening due to your family history of various female cancers.

Contraceptive Counseling:

  • The well woman exam provides an opportunity to discuss contraception, family planning, and reproductive health.

Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs):

  • Testing for STIs may be included in your well woman exam, and appropriate counseling and treatment will be provided if needed.

Immunizations:

  • You may receive vaccinations such as the HPV vaccine or updates on other vaccines as recommended for your age and health status.

The well woman exam is a crucial component of maintaining your reproductive and overall health. At EmpowHer, we are here to support your health and well-being at every stage of life. If you have questions or would like to schedule your well woman exam, please contact us. We look forward to providing you with the care and guidance you need to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Please note that the annual exam is used for screenings and then discuss prevention and wellness as above. If you would like to discuss any gynecologic problems you are having, this will be scheduled as a separate visit as we wish to dedicate time to your concern.