The Importance of Well Woman Exams

A well-woman visit provides you with an important opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle and minimize health risks. These visits are recommended annually for women starting at age 21 or when they become sexually active. Wellness exams include a full checkup, review of medical history, and focus on preventive care services, screening tests, and education.

What To Expect During Your Well-woman Visit

  • Medical History — You’ll review your medical history and discuss any current health issues. Bring a list of all medications and supplements.
  • Physical Exam — Your provider will check vital signs, lungs, blood pressure, reflexes, and abdomen. Blood work or a urine sample may be performed.
  • Breast Exam — Your provider will feel for lumps, bumps, or other irregularities to help detect early signs of breast cancer. You’ll also be encouraged to conduct monthly self-exams for changes in the breast.
  • Pelvic Exam — To evaluate your reproductive organs, this exam involves a manual check of your vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus, rectum, and pelvis for any abnormalities.
  • Pap Smear — Recommended every other year, this test is performed to detect early signs of cervical cancer.
  • Education and Discussion — Topics discussed include developing a reproductive life plan for reproductive-aged women to ensure that medical testing and treatments align with their current plans. For women going through peri-menopause or menopause, discussions can focus on symptom relief.

Schedule Your Well-Woman Exam Today

Regular well-woman visits are essential for maintaining your health and preventing potential issues before they become serious. By staying proactive and informed about your health, you can ensure a higher quality of life and well-being. Schedule your well-woman exam with Queen Creek Health Center today to take the first step towards a healthier you. Our experienced providers are here to support you every step of the way.