Learn About Our Comprehensive Well-Woman Program in Bandera, Texas
Monitor Your Body and Reproductive Health With Our Well-Woman Program in Bandera.
Why Do I Need a Preventive Exam?
Many women feel anxious about scheduling their no-cost Well-Woman examinations. We understand that you might feel uncomfortable or nervous, but it’s important not to wait to schedule an appointment. Our job is to make you feel at ease as you take control of your health.
You should start scheduling Well-Woman exams once you turn 21 or become sexually active. We also recommend scheduling an appointment if you experience pelvic pain or irregular menstrual cycles.
A Well-Woman exam is the first line of defense against various diseases and health conditions centered around the female reproductive system. You must be diligent with scheduling your yearly exam.
What’s Included in Well-Woman Examinations?
The Clinic’s Well-Woman Program provides a combination of primary and preventive care that focuses on gender-specific issues, such as:
- Reproductive health
- Birth control advice
- Pregnancy tests
- Screening for skin, colon, breast, and cervical cancer
- Screening and treatment of STDs
- Prevention and treatment of heart disease and diabetes
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What Should I Expect During My Exam?
You’ll be asked to fill out paperwork during your appointment. You’ll get asked questions about:
- Your family medical history
- Any medications you’re on
- Your sexual activity/history
- Your menstrual cycle
- If you’ve been pregnant before
Your GYN will conduct a few different exams during the appointment. She will perform a breast exam, looking for signs of breast cancer. She will also do a physical exam where she checks your lungs and vital signs.
A pelvic exam is also another part of a Well-Woman exam. Your GYN will examine the outside and interior of your vagina to check for signs of inflammation, cancer, and STDs. She will also run a pap smear, which looks for early signs of cervical cancer.