Well Woman Exam
Making good lifestyle choices and having regular visits with your doctor
can help make you feel better and prevent future health problems. It is
important to discuss any health concerns or unusual changes with your
Your Well Woman visit includes a thorough medical and family history, physical
exam, screening tests and immunizations, all of which are based on your
age and risk factors. Screening tests may include a Pap Smear, Breast
Exam, Mammogram, Bone Density (DEXA) Scan, Blood Work and Pelvic Ultrasound.
If you are over 21 years of age, you should have a Pap Smear. The Pap Smear
is a screening test that identifies abnormal cells in the cervix. It may
also be used to check for HPV or other types of infections. If you are
younger than 21 years of age, the Pap Smear may be performed earlier.
Be sure to consult with your physician and let them know of any abnormalities
or infections. It is important to have your well woman exam on an annual
basis, especially if you are 21 years or older or are sexually active.