Annual Well-Woman Exam
A well-woman exam is one of the most important steps that women of all ages can take to protect their health. This is an annual preventive screening for breast and gynecological diseases. During the visit, your doctor will discuss your health and lifestyle and will perform a physical exam.
Well-woman exams should be performed yearly. It is recommended that the first visit occur in the mid- to late-teens. These annual exams are important because they provide screening which may detect early breast and gynecologic problems.
During your visit, our physician will perform the following exams:
- Breast exam
- Pelvic exam – to check for uterine or ovarian abnormalities and screen for cervical cancer
- Depending on age, a mammogram or bone density scan may be ordered
- Depending on age, a Pap smear and possibly a test for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) may be ordered
- Depending on your stage in life, family planning (birth control) may also be discussed
At Carolina OB/GYN, we understand your apprehension. We know that these are often highly personal exams. While our technology is state-of-the-art, we still practice medicine the good, old-fashioned way. We provide our patients a ‘GYN’ home in a comfortable and personal atmosphere. Our practice is comprised of five female board-certified physicians, and we treat our patients like we would like to be treated.
At Carolina OB/GYN, you’re more than a patient, you’re family.