An annual gynecology exam is an essential checkup that plays an important part in maintaining your overall health. While it may seem unnecessary to consult a medical professional when you feel healthy, the exam is an opportunity for our team to identify and treat health issues in their early stages.
In addition to ordering a Pap smear, Dr. Evans will conduct a physical examination and discuss any changes that you may have experienced over the previous 12 months. This enables her to detect the onset of problems like high blood pressure, diabetes and changes in hormone levels as you near menopause. The exam will also include a breast and pelvic exam.
Based on the findings during the annual gynecology exam and your family’s medical history, our doctor may order one or more diagnostic tests to rule out potential problems. The information will also help our physician make recommendations for future treatments. Dr. Evans can also review with you the process of how to conduct a self-breast exam. The sooner illnesses and diseases are identified through an annual gynecology exam, the more likely you will experience a successful outcome.
This annual visit is the time to verify that your vaccinations are up-to-date and discuss your birth control choices. You may need to switch to a different method that is more in line with your lifestyle. It is also an opportunity to discuss your intention to have children and concerns if you are having difficulty conceiving. You can receive advice on preventing sexually transmitted diseases and assistance with smoking cessation if needed. This annual exam is a time for pre- and post-menopausal women to be screened for cancer and osteoporosis. It is also an opportunity to discuss menopause symptoms and ways to treat them.
The goal of an annual gynecology exam is to keep you healthy and detect any diseases as early as possible. It is also a chance to obtain expert assistance with taboo topics, such as painful intercourse or incontinence after pregnancy. The exam is a great opportunity to review possible medical options that will help resolve your problems.
Make an appointment for a gynecology exam at Premiere Center for Health and Wellness in order to maintain your health and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your exam at our office in Cincinnati.