Do You Need a Gynecological Exam?
Some women are anxious about a visit to the gynecologist. This is usually true if it’s your first visit. Our caring, gentle, and experienced gynecologist makes sure you feel comfortable during your visit with us. We take the time to answer your questions and explain the exam. We are highly skilled specialists that place your health and wellbeing as top priorities.
If this is your first time getting a gynecological exam, there’s no need to worry. A pelvic exam does not hurt. It is simply a way to assess your reproductive health, rule out any health concerns, and establish a baseline that we can refer to for future visits. A pelvic exam is performed for any number of reasons:
- Determine the Size and Shape of Uterus, Tubes, and Ovaries
- Check for Cervical Abnormalities
- Check for Any Infections
- If You Have Family History of Cervical Cancer
- Vaginal Bleeding or Discharge
- Increased Pain before or During Your Period
- Vaginal Swelling
- Tenderness of the Vulva
- Vaginal Sores, Lumps, or Itching
The Importance of a Pap Smear
Take care of your body by scheduling a pap smear at our family clinic. This test detects problems early and is a reliable way to identify the likelihood of cervical cancer. In fact, a Pap smear is essential in halting the possible develop of this type of cancer. It also determines if you have an infection, such as the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). At the age of 21, you should start getting Pap smears. The test is typically performed every three to five years. It is a quick and painless procedure.
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What Is a Gynecologist?
Unlike an OB doctor, a gynecologist is a physician that specializes in general women’s health – not specifically pregnancy, labor, and birth. We are a team of OB doctors and GYN doctors with years of experience in the medical field. Using advanced technology, our skilled staff performs procedures and examinations right in our office. We provide complete and timely exams for our new patients.
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