A regular well-woman exam is an essential part of ensuring you remain healthy from puberty to post-menopause and beyond. The family of providers at the Family Health Center of Bastrop offers quality well-woman exams from their offices in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas. To take care of your feminine health, call or schedule an appointment online today for a quality well-woman exam.
A well-woman exam is a specialized assessment of your health beginning at puberty. As a woman, your health needs change dramatically throughout your lifetime. A well-woman exam allows your provider to develop a health care plan that fits your most current needs. It also ensures you're as healthy as possible in every stage of reproductive health.
The purpose of a well-woman exam is to:
Your well-woman exam could be the basis for a lifetime of health and wellness and provide an excellent opportunity to take charge of your health in every season.
Ideally, well-woman exams should begin around 13-15 years old. These early visits are not as in-depth as visits later in life but are essential for establishing a baseline and for building trust with your provider. Once you are either sexually active or 21 years old, you should begin getting well-woman exams yearly.
During these visits, you can share any concerns you have or ask questions related to:
If you have concerning symptoms, such as irregular bleeding, breast changes, or pelvic pain, don't wait for a well-woman exam. Call to schedule an appointment with your provider as soon as possible for early detection of conditions such as breast cancer, endometriosis, or other health concerns.
During your well-woman exam, your provider completes a physical examination and takes time to ask questions to get an accurate picture of your feminine health.
The Family Health Center of Bastrop team:
Your provider may also collect blood or urine and recommend a mammogram. The team has strong relationships with trusted OB/GYN providers in the area who may offer more focused care if needed.
For a comprehensive well-woman exam, call or schedule an appointment online with the Family Health Center of Bastrop today.