As part of your routine healthcare, an annual well-woman exam is an excellent opportunity to review and discuss issues that affect your reproductive health. At North Scottsdale Women’s Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team of skilled OB/GYN providers offers comprehensive well-woman exams to monitor your overall health and well-being. Providing STD screenings and Pap smears, the medical team works with you to diagnose, treat, and prevent numerous diseases from affecting your female health. Book an appointment online or by phone to schedule a well-woman exam.
During an annual well-woman exam, your doctor at North Scottsdale Women’s Health discusses any questions or concerns you have about your health. She also examines your medical history and family health history, discusses your sexual health and partners, and reviews any use of drugs, alcohol, or tobacco.
Your doctor also performs a pelvic exam to identify any abnormalities in your reproductive tract. You can expect a basic breast examination during your check-up. If you’re over the age of 40 or have a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may provide you with a referral for a mammogram.
A well-woman exam is also an ideal opportunity to discuss birth control options and family planning resources if you wish to become pregnant soon.
Screenings for sexually transmitted diseases are also available, and your doctor at North Scottsdale Women’s Health can perform these tests during your annual exam.
You should schedule a well-woman exam once a year unless you have a history of medical issues that may require more frequent monitoring.
If this is your first visit, you can prepare for your exam by gathering your health records and having a good understanding of your family’s health history. You can also make a list of questions or concerns you want to discuss with your doctor. This list can address issues like:
Additionally, North Scottsdale Women’s Health can provide you with resources to help you reduce stress, quit smoking, and adapt to a healthier diet and exercise routine.
As part of your annual well-woman exam, you may also receive a Pap smear that tests for precancerous cells in the cervix. During a Pap smear, your doctor uses a long cotton swab to take a cell sample from your cervix, which she sends to a medical laboratory.
If the results of the Pap smear indicate a potential problem, your doctor contacts you directly to discuss your treatment options.
To schedule a well-woman exam, book an appointment online or by calling the office directly.