For women trying to maintain their overall health and well-being, it’s important to take a proactive approach to your reproductive health. That’s why at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett, we often stress the importance and benefits of well woman examinations. Even for women with clean, healthy lifestyles, reproductive health issues can still arise. Well woman exams are meant to help identify and diagnose any potential gynecological problems a woman may be experiencing before they become serious concerns.
A well woman exam is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have in regards to your gynecological health and wellness. You should treat your appointment as an opportunity to ask about general concerns like menopause and fertility, as well as any changes or difficulties you have noticed or experienced since your last visit. To help get the most out of your well woman exam, patients should come with their questions prepared. We recommend keeping a running log of questions/concerns that arise, so you’ll have them on-hand when it’s time for your exam.
Though many times these questions will be personal and unique to each woman’s specific needs, here are some more general questions that we recommend asking during your next well woman exam (if they are applicable to you):
- What may be causing sex to be painful or uncomfortable?
- What can I do to treat bladder leakage when I laugh or cough?
- What is considered irregular bleeding?
- What is causing my periods to be heavy or light?
- What birth control method would you recommend for me?
- How can I perform a breast self-exam?
Your annual well woman exam can be the perfect time to form a more personal bond with your board-certified gynecologist. The right source on the Internet can be a terrific resource for information on various gynecological issues you may experience, but it is certainly no substitute for advice from a trusted medical professional. So take your well woman exam seriously and prepare any relevant questions in-advance to help make the most of your appointment. For more information or to request a well woman exam today, please contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today. And don’t forget, we have moved to a new location: 601 Professional Drive, Suite 330 in Lawrenceville!