Well Woman Exam

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Houston Well Woman services for the prevention of breast and gynecological disease.

To help patients prevent breast and gynecological diseases, Plaza OB/GYN in Houston offers a thorough Well Woman exam. These exams are administered annually and given to identify gynecological conditions in their early stages. Our wellness exams help prevent any condition from worsening and are one of the best ways women can protect their health.

Routine check-ups and testing are critical to a woman’s well being. Our doctors are knowledgeable on all the latest recommendations from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology to ensure every patient receives premier care and attention.

BENEFITS OF OUR WELL WOMAN EXAM

While other OB/GYN offices offer basic examinations, Plaza OB/GYN features services we believe are essential to give every woman unrivaled care. Some of the additional measures we take for the best treatments and solutions include:

  • In-office laboratories
  • In-office bone density screening
  • Contraception options, including IUD
  • Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) management, including bio-identical hormone therapy
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) screenings

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A WELL WOMAN EXAM

Well Woman exams are first encouraged in a young lady’s mid to late teens. Once a woman reaches the stages of early adulthood, exams should be administered yearly. Our Well Woman exam focuses on the breast and pelvic areas, with additional testing when necessary. Some of the questions women can expect during the examination process include:

  • General lifestyle choices
  • Sexual habits
  • Menstrual health
  • Nutrition habits
  • Exercise routine
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption

Women can expect their breast and pelvic areas to be examined for any abnormalities. Although mild discomfort can be felt, our doctors take special care to make the examination as painless as possible. To ensure patient privacy, only the OB/GYN doctor and appropriate nurse will be in the room during administration of the exams.

Well Women Exam FAQ

A Well Woman Exam is a comprehensive health check-up tailored specifically for women, focusing on reproductive health and general well-being. It typically includes pelvic exams, breast exams, Pap smears, and discussions about contraception, sexual health, and overall lifestyle.

The frequency of Well Woman Exams depends on various factors including age, medical history, and risk factors. Generally, it’s recommended for women to have a Well Woman Exam annually or as advised by their healthcare provider.

During your Well Woman Exam at Plaza OBGYN Houston, you can expect a compassionate and thorough evaluation of your reproductive health. This includes pelvic and breast exams, cervical cancer screenings (such as Pap smears), discussions about contraception options, and any other concerns you may have regarding your health.

No, there’s typically no need to fast before a Well Woman Exam. However, it’s a good idea to follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider at Houston Plaza OBGYN.

Many insurance plans cover Well Woman Exams as part of preventive care. It’s advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur.

Pap smears are generally not painful, although some women may experience slight discomfort. The procedure involves collecting a sample of cells from the cervix for examination, which may cause a sensation of pressure or mild cramping for a brief moment.

It’s recommended for women to start having Well Woman Exams around the age of 22  or earlier if they become sexually active or have specific health concerns. Your healthcare provider at Houston Plaza OBGYN can provide personalized recommendations based on your individual health needs.

Absolutely. Your Well Woman Exam at Houston Plaza OBGYN is an ideal time to discuss contraception options with your healthcare provider. They can provide information about various birth control methods and help you choose the one that best suits your lifestyle and health needs.

To prepare for your Well Woman Exam at Plaza OBGYN Houston, it’s helpful to make a list of any questions or concerns you have regarding your health. You may also want to review your medical history and current medications. Wear comfortable clothing and avoid using vaginal creams or douches before your appointment.

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