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Why Do I Need An Annual Well-Woman Exam?

Annual well-woman exams are important for women of all ages. Your gynecologic health can have a profound impact on your overall health. As your gynecologists, we want to help you to be as healthy as possible by meeting with you on a yearly basis.

What happens at this yearly visit?

  • Perform a comprehensive history to review changes in your medical, surgical and family history.

  • Assess your menstrual cycles and address any menstrual cycle concerns you have about irregular periods or periods that are heavy, long or painful.

  • For pre- and post-menopausal women, we will address any symptoms that you have related to menopause. Common symptoms that we can treat include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.

  • Address your contraceptive needs. We offer a full range of contraceptive options including birth control pills, rings and patches, long-acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs, and injectable contraceptives.

  • Perform cervical cancer screening (the pap smear) according to the recommended guidelines for your age and medical history.

  • Perform breast cancer screening according to the recommended guidelines for your age

  • For women planning pregnancies, if desired, conduct a fertility assessment and preconception testing and genetic screening.

  • Assess your risk for sexually transmitted infections and perform screening for these infections if desired.

  • Discuss sexual health.

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle.

Annual Well Woman Exam