What should I expect in a well woman exam?
A well woman exam is an important and ongoing part of a female’s reproductive health. The yearly appointments should typically begin when a woman is 21 years old. The gynecologist will usually ask you about the following:
- Family history
- Sexual activity
- Menstrual cycle and regularity
- Contraception use
- Drug or alcohol use
Additionally, a physical exam, breast exam, pelvic exam, and pap smear test are performed to check for any irregularities.
The annual well woman exam is an ongoing way to promote a healthy lifestyle and allows for early disease detection. Women’s Health Alliance, which has locations in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, provides more details regarding well woman exams on their website. Visit their page to learn more.