Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual gynecological exams are done to help women identify and treat health problems as early as possible. By getting annual exams, women can receive advice about healthy lifestyles and habits. Exams for women often screen for sexually transmitted diseases and include the administration of vaccinations for common diseases like HPV, hepatitis, and the flu. As women age, annual exams may also include discussions about using hormone supplementation to manage the symptoms of menopause, as well as the use of supplements to prevent osteoporosis.

Annual Gynecological Exam

Annual gynecological exams are done to help women identify and treat health problems as early as possible. By getting annual exams, women can receive advice about healthy lifestyles and habits. Exams for women often screen for sexually transmitted diseases and include the administration of vaccinations for common diseases like HPV, hepatitis, and the flu. As women age, annual exams may also include discussions about using hormone supplementation to manage the symptoms of menopause, as well as the use of supplements to prevent osteoporosis.

How often should I get Annual Gynecological Exam?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that you begin getting breast health exams at age 19 and annual pelvic exams with pap smears starting at age 21. Once you reach age 30, you will still need breast and pelvic exams yearly, but pap smears may be performed less frequently depending on your health.

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What can I expect during my exam?

During your visit, your doctor will record your blood pressure and weight, feel your tummy and make an overall health assessment. You’ll also have a clinical breast exam – a critical tool in identifying early-stage breast cancer – and in most cases, a pelvic exam to examine your external genitalia, vagina, uterus and cervix and to perform a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer. Your exam will be based in part on your age and other health-related factors. Your exam is an ideal time to ask questions and talk about your concerns about sexual health, pregnancy and other issues.

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