Women’s Health Specialist
Danvers Family Doctors, P.C.
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice
located in Danvers, MA
Women’s Health Q & A
What is Included in a Women’s Health Exam?
The healthcare provider conducts a clinical breast exam as well as a pelvic exam during a women’s health exam, which is also known as a well-woman exam. A Pap smear may be performed in some instances. During the examination, additional tests may also be carried out if the healthcare provider observes any signs of disease or identifies any emerging issues. Women can also learn more about female health and ask questions, voice concerns, and participate in a well-woman exam.
What kinds of inquiries do they put to you?
To get a clear picture of the potential health issues that patients may have, Dr. B. and his staff ask questions. Questions about sexual activity, contraceptive methods and devices, menstrual cycles, and hormone-related symptoms are typically included in this. At Danver Family Doctors, patients are free to be completely honest with their healthcare providers. They want to help women feel and be their best, and providing them with detailed information helps them accomplish this.
When ought a woman to begin receiving well-woman exams?
When women start having sexual relations, it is recommended that they have their first well-woman exam. The first well-woman exam should be scheduled for a woman who has not had sex by age 21.
How often should women have well-woman exams?
The majority of women go to their doctor once a year for a well-woman exam. Women with chronic conditions or other health issues may visit their doctors more frequently. Because female health extends far beyond sexual activity, even women who do not engage in sexual activity should have well-woman exams.
A Pap smear is what?
A screening called a Pap smear looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. Because it detects cervical cancer in its earliest stages, the screening is extremely beneficial because it enables prompt treatment and can assist a patient in completely avoiding cervical cancer. A quick test called a Pap smear uses a small sample taken from the cervix to see if there are any abnormal cells.