The well woman exam is a good time for your health care provider to screen you for potential reproductive health problems, to answer your questions, and to discuss your concerns.
The well woman exam typically includes:
Basic History and Physical.
Your health care provider will ask you a few questions about your sexual, medical, and family history and then will perform a very basic physical exam to check your overall health. It includes measurement of your weight and blood pressure, as they can influence menstrual cycle, contraceptive, or hormone replacement choices.
Review of medications.
Your health care provide will review your current medications, herbs, and supplements (bring list) and discuss the need for any new or refilled medications.
Your health care provider will inspect and press on your breasts and your arm pits while your arms are in various positions and a Mammogram prescription will be given.
Pelvic Exam with Pap Test.
Your health care provider will examine your reproductive organs for problems and check you for cervical cancer. Please note the New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening
You can discuss what, if any, contraceptives you wish to use.
Menopause and Midlife Counseling.
If you are over age 45 or having perimenopausal symptoms, your health care provider should discuss the risks and benefits of your using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore the estrogen and progesterone levels that decrease toward menopause. She may also discuss lifestyle habits that affect the perimenopause transition period.
Standard urine and blood and fecal screens may be done.
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