For optimal health, we recommend all women receive routine gynecological care at least once a year.
Women should begin annual gynecological exams at about 18 years of age or earlier if they become sexually active and find themselves in need of birth control. If any problems are encountered earlier with their menstrual cycle or if pain or abnormal discharge occurs, an appointment should be scheduled right away.
A typical gynecological exam includes a full physical and an assessment of the thyroid, breasts, heart, lungs, abdomen and pelvis. A thorough health history is taken prior to the exam and our providers will explain how the exam will be conducted so you are completely comfortable.