Well Woman Exam Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

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.

Well Woman Exam Q & A

What is a 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: 

  • Assess your overall health
  • Assess for early signs of illness or disease
  • Determine your risk factors for breast and other cancers
  • Assess your breast, vaginal, and uterine health
  • Offer an opportunity to ask your provider questions 
  • Evaluate your hormone health
  • Build trust with your provider
  • Educate about every season of development 

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. 

When do I need a well-woman exam?

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:

  • Irregular periods
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Infertility or pregnancy 
  • Postpartum changes  
  • Premenopausal or perimenopausal symptoms 
  • Hormone imbalance or replacement
  • Sexual health concerns 
  • Birth control or contraception
  • Health risks for breast or other cancers
  • Weight gain or weight loss

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. 

What does a well-woman exam entail?

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:

  • Measures your height and weight 
  • Checks your vital signs, including blood pressure and oxygen level
  • Performs a breast exam
  • Completes a pelvic exam
  • Collects a pap smear

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.