Gynecologists know most women would prefer to be almost anywhere else than in their exam room for a regular exam. In fact, if you are like most women, you may put off this procedure or skip it altogether if you can. However, there are very good reasons you should be having an annual gynecological exam through your adult life.
Four Good Reasons for Annual Gynecological Exams
It does not matter whether you are a woman in your twenties or approaching menopause, every woman should be having annual gynecological exams as part of their wellness program. During these exams, your doctor will exam different areas of your reproductive system and discuss any needs or concerns you have. Here are four reasons to never miss your annual exams:
– Abnormalities. Your doctor will check for any changes in your pelvic and breast regions, including lumps or other physical growths. These can be signs of cancer or other serious diseases.
– Birth control. If you are interested in birth control, you can discuss the options available with your gynecologist during your annual exams.
– Pregnancy. A gynecological exam is the best way to confirm if you are pregnant, or to discuss the best way to start trying to conceive with a medical professional.
– Pap smear. Most gynecological exams will include a pap smear to check for papillomavirus, along with other sexually transmitted diseases.
Your reproductive system is an important part of your overall wellness and should be regularly examined to ensure your health. Most exams are fairly brief, making it worth the investment. Don’t skip this important procedure that can be so vital to your well being.
Posted on behalf of
North Point OB/GYN Associates
1505 Northside Boulevard #3500
Cumming, GA 30041