Well Woman Exam Specialist

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Antheia Gynecology

Gynecology & Menopause Specialist located in East Windsor, NJ

Women have unique health care needs that require regular monitoring. At Antheia Gynecology, well-woman exams are an opportunity for you to make sure your health is on track and to have all your questions and concerns answered. For expert and compassionate care at your well-woman exam, call the East Windsor, New Jersey, office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Well Woman Exam Q&A

What is a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your health, particularly the organs in your pelvis, including your:

  • Uterus
  • Vagina
  • Vulva
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes

Your OB/GYN also does an assessment of breast health with a clinical exam.

The exact screening tests and exams you have at your well-woman exam depend on your medical history, age, and any reported symptoms. 

You also have a chance at a well-woman exam to discuss any concerns or questions you have about your period, pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and contraception.

Your OB/GYN also addresses your sexual health, evaluates whether you’re suffering from depression symptoms, and ensures you feel safe at home.

What happens at a well-woman exam?

A well-woman exam is appropriate for all women, aged 13 and older. In their teens, a well-woman exam includes a basic physical and discussion of sexual health – but no pelvic exam. The early visits give girls the opportunity to ask questions about their menstrual cycle, puberty, and sexual habits.

When adult women come in for an exam, the team at Antheia Gynecology takes a complete medical history and performs a comprehensive physical exam that includes an assessment of your thyroid. 

Regular pelvic exams begin around age 21 and include a Pap smear to check for cervical cancer. Your doctor also palpates your breasts to check for abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer.

Older women approaching menopause receive guidance about how to deal with issues such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Your OB/GYN may also scan for bone health and recommend a mammogram. 

Women going through menopause may also benefit from MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments to combat vaginal dryness and painful intercourse that happens due to declining estrogen levels. 

Your doctor also offers recommendations for dietary and physical activity for women to promote optimal gynecological and comprehensive health. If you have a spinal cord injury, it may affect your gynecological and reproductive health, and your doctor provides the appropriate guidelines as needed.

What are the benefits of regular well-woman exams?

Having a regular well-woman exam allows you to build a relationship with the team at Antheia Gynecology. This means you’re comfortable coming in if you have an issue relating to your gynecologic health.

Well-woman exams are a time at which your doctor can catch reproductive health problems before they escalate into a serious concern. You can also have concerns, such as unusual vaginal discharge, urinary incontinence, and irregular bleeding addressed at these visits.

To schedule your needed well-woman exam, call Antheia Gynecology, or book an appointment at the nearest location using the online tool.