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Annual Well Woman Exam Specialist

Arizona Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ

Your annual well-woman exam is the key to good health. An annual exam can allow you to build a trusting and long-lasting relationship with your gynecologist at Arizona Women's Care team in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is an opportunity to review your history, health issues, and wellness concerns. Call the office or book online for a well-woman exam today.

Annual Well Woman Exam Q & A

What is an annual well-woman exam?

An annual well-woman exam is a yearly appointment with your OB/GYN at Arizona Women’s Care. This exam is the cornerstone of your health care because it includes all the screenings, tests, and treatments you need to stay healthy. 

What can I expect during my well-woman exam?

Well-woman exams focus on your health needs as a female.  During this exam, the Arizona Women’s Care team evaluates your health and helps you prevent illness. Your exam may include:

Health history

Well-woman exams always include a health history, focusing on reproductive system health. 

Exams

You’ll typically have a general physical exam and external genital exam. Most women don’t need an internal pelvic exam, but you may need one if you’re experiencing symptoms like heavy periods, are pregnant, or at risk for a reproductive health condition.

Routine screening 

Early disease detection leads to better outcomes, so Arizona Women’s Care recommends routine screenings that include: 

  • Pap smear for cervical cancer screening – from age 21
  • Mammogram for breast cancer screening – from age 40
  • Cholesterol and lipid screening – from age 40
  • Bone density scans for osteoporosis screening – for at-risk women at any age
  • Colonoscopy for colon cancer screening – from age 50

Contraception and family planning

Your doctor is always available to review forms of birth control, including the oral contraceptive, IUD and Nexplanon. The knowledgeable doctors can help you choose the best form for you to prevent a pregnancy. They can also help you begin your care if you are having difficulties conceiving.

Sexual health

You may need blood or urine tests to check for sexually transmitted infections. If you’re struggling with sexual wellness issues, like vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse, your doctor can recommend cutting-edge solutions like MonaLisa Touch®‌ treatments. If you’re in menopause, you’ll discuss symptoms and hormone replacement options. 

Lab testing

Arizona Women’s Care offers a variety of lab tests in the office for your convenience. 

The Arizona Women’s Care team personalizes well-woman exams for every woman. They provide exams tailored for adolescent gynecology, adult gynecology, post-menopausal women, and other women at every stage of life.

When should I have my first well-woman exam?

The doctors recommend the first exam at age 17-18, and earlier if there is a medical concern or need for contraception.

Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule a consultation online today.