It may not be your favorite type of doctor’s visit, but going to your gynecology checkup is a must for women. Regardless of how intimidated you are by the experience (and we promise it’s not that bad), these appointments are important and very specific to female health and wellness. Whether it is a mammogram or a pap smear, your screenings include diagnostic services that can prevent many life-altering diseases!
On the fence about going to your gynecologist? Here are some big reasons to keep that visit a priority this year:
#1 General Health
An annual physician visit is a key component of a healthy body. When visiting one of our gynecologists, we will evaluate more than your “lady parts.” Our trained physicians give an overall wellness check to make sure everything else in your body is also running smoothly. We like to understand the big picture and gather details about your eating, sleeping and exercise habits too.
#2 Breast Examinations
Whether you have a family history of breast cancer or not, an annual breast exam from a medical professional is critical. Depending on your age, we will conduct a physical breast exam and/or mammogram to look for suspicious lumps and rule out evidence of early breast cancer. It can be a life-saving and painless screening!
#3 Pap Smear
Another preventative examination is a pap smear. This detects signs of cervical cancer by testing for any precancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix. If you are over 21 years of age, it is best to get a pap smear on a regular basis. Every few years is smart, but you may need more frequent testing based on your specific risk factors.
#4 Reproductive and Sexual Health
When it comes to sex and pregnancy, we are your experts. Your annual visits with us are the perfect chance to ask questions about “not-so-comfortable” topics that you wouldn’t discuss with your primary doctor. This can include anything from questions about your birth control options to concerns about pain during sexual intercourse. We promise we’ve heard it all!
Schedule Your Visit With Us in Cumming
At North Pointe OB/GYN, we understand how unnerving it can be to visit a gynecologist. That’s why we go out of our way to make your experience with us as comfortable and rewarding as possible. You’ll find a team of caring and experienced physicians who extend state-of-the-art care and value privacy and discretion at every step.
If it is time for you to schedule a visit with a women’s health doctor, contact us today to book your appointment at our Cumming clinic. We welcome women of all ages and stages of life.