If it has been a while since you have had any blood work or cancer screenings, you may want to consider reaching out to your OB/GYN to schedule a well-woman visit. This comprehensive appointment is the best way to keep track of your health and address any concerns that you may have. Here is what you should know.
What Is a Well-Woman Visit?
A well-woman visit is critical for preventive care in gynecological medicine. This exam is scheduled one time each year with your OB/GYN. During your visit, your doctor will evaluate your current health and determine if there are any health risks or concerns.
What Is Discussed at a Well-Woman Visit?
There are several health topics that you can discuss with your doctor during your well-woman visit.
Your doctor may order routine tests depending on your health history and your age. These tests will check for diabetes, blood pressure, bone density, and various other conditions.
In some cases, your doctor may want to order a breast cancer screening, known as a mammogram or a cervical cancer screening. These tests may be recommended based on your age or if you are experiencing any symptoms or problems.
During your well-woman visit, you will be able to talk to your doctor about any problems or abnormalities you have been experiencing during your menstrual cycle. This can include heavy bleeding, irregular or missed periods, or chronic pelvic pain. This discussion will help you and your doctor develop a plan to help.
Other Women’s Health Needs
A well-woman visit is an excellent time to discuss any fertility issues that you may be experiencing. You can also talk about preconception counseling and contraception options. Additionally, your doctor will be able to help with any symptoms of menopause and what can be done to help.
Schedule Your Well Woman Visit Today
The team at GYN Choices offers well-woman visits to screen patients for cancer, discuss health issues or concerns, and ensure patients receive a general health exam. If you are interested in scheduling a well-woman visit, contact their East Brunswick, NJ, office at (732) 698-1115 to get started.