Comprehensive well-woman exams are designed to ensure you stay in optimal health by undergoing routine screenings for wellness and early disease detection. If you’re due for a well-woman exam, the team of board-certified OB/GYNs at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology provides compassionate care in New Albany, Mississippi. Book your wellness visit online today or call the clinic to schedule over the phone.
A well-woman exam is your dedicated time with your OB/GYN where you get the opportunity to discuss concerns about your health and undergo comprehensive preventive screenings. After sitting and having a talk with you and reading over your medical records, your OB/GYN lets you know which tests you may need.
Some of the most common components of a well-woman exam include:
For adolescents, a well-woman exam often includes counseling about menstruation and sexual health.
Alternatively, if you’re nearing menopause — or are already postmenopausal — your OB/GYN can talk with you about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bone density screenings to keep your health on track.
The women’s health experts at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology generally encourage you to schedule well-woman exams around the same time every year. If you have a young daughter, she should have her first well-woman exam right around age 13-15, anytime she starts experiencing menstrual issues, or becomes sexually active.
Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology also offers comprehensive “Healthy You!” wellness visits, which are annual exams covered under Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. The Healthy You! exam incorporates expanded screenings to help further maintain and improve your health.
To ensure you get the most out of your exam at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, you should make a list of any health concerns or questions you may have. For instance, if you’d like to start birth control or switch to a different variety, write down this information, so you remember to talk with your OB/GYN about your options.
If you’re new to Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, it’s beneficial to transfer your medical records from your previous OB/GYN or primary care physician. It’s also helpful to have a current list of all of your prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, as well as the dosages you take.
Lastly, if you’re due for a Pap smear, try not to schedule your well-woman exam while you’re on your period. Menstrual flow can sometimes alter your Pap results.
Click on the online scheduler to book your well-woman exam at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.