Annual Gynecology Exams in The Woodlands, TX

An important part of staying healthy is to have regular gynecological exams beginning at age 21, or within three years of becoming sexually active.

Preventive care includes:

  • Discussion of health topics based on your age and risk factors
  • Exams and screening tests
  • Immunizations

Ensuring your well-being through regular gynecological exams is so important to maintain the highest quality of health as a woman. At our gynecology clinic in The Woodlands, TX, Dr. Gregory Eads emphasizes the importance of annual wellness exams as a cornerstone of preventive care and early detection.

Dr. Eads provides personalized annual gynecology exams tailored to your individual needs and concerns. From discussing health topics based on your age and risk factors to conducting thorough exams and screening tests, our goal is to promote your overall well-being and address any health issues proactively.

If you’re due for your annual gynecology exam or have noticed any unusual changes in your health, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eads. Your health and peace of mind are our top priorities. Call (832) 813-0979 today to book your appointment and take a proactive step towards safeguarding your health.

What to Expect for Your Annual Gynecology Exams

In addition to checking your height, weight, and blood pressure, your doctor will ask you questions about your general health, menstrual period and sexual activities. During your exam, your doctor will perform the following exams and tests. If the doctor is male, a female nurse remains in the room during your exam.

Breast Exam

During your breast exam, your doctor will check your breasts for signs of any potential problems, such as a lump. He or she will examine each breast by moving his or her fingers around your breast in a pattern. You may also be shown how to perform monthly self-examinations.

Pelvic Exam

During your pelvic exam, your doctor will examine your vagina, cervix and reproductive organs. Once you place your feet against footrests at the end of the examining table and slide forward, your doctor will then insert an instrument called a speculum into your vagina to gently spread the walls apart to examine the area. Your doctor then places one or two gloved, lubricated fingers into your vagina and the other hand presses on your abdomen from the outside to check the size, position, and shape of your internal pelvic organs. The pelvic exam may feel a bit uncomfortable, but should not hurt.

Pap Smear

A Pap smear checks for abnormal cells in the cervix that could lead to cancer. The doctor will insert a small cotton-tipped swab through the vagina into the cervix. Cells are removed from the cervix and sent to a laboratory to be checked for any abnormalities. The Pap smear is painless.

Well Woman Visits

These assessments should include screening, evaluation and counseling, and immunizations based on age and risk factors.

At 20 Years old

You should have your first pap test if you haven’t already and have a sexually transmitted infection screening if necessary.

At 30 Years old

Be sure to talk with your Dr. Eads if you are planning on getting pregnant. Continue to get an annual well-woman visit during your 30s.

At 40 Years old

Decide with Dr. Eads when you should have a mammogram, especially if you have certain risk factors. If you’re having perimenopause symptoms, there may be ways to manage these symptoms.

At 50 Years old

During your 50s, it is good to get a lung cancer screening if you are a current or past smoker. It is also time to have a preventative screening for colorectal cancer.

At 60 Years old

Continue to get regular mammograms and osteoporosis screenings during your 60s.

At 70 Years old

Be sure to get a seasonal flu shot, a shingles shot, and a pneumonia shot, as well as others your doctor may recommend.

At 80 Years old

Discuss with your doctor ways to prevent falls, and if you have any problems with your vision or hearing.

Schedule an Annual Gynecology Exam at the Women’s Centre for Well Being Today!

It is important to keep up with women’s health exams, follow the Women’s Centre for Well Being’s exam schedule, and stay up to date. Call The Women’s Centre for Well Being to schedule your appointment with Dr. Gregory Eads at his gynecology office in Woodlands, TX.

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