Information about womens health examinations

Information about womens health examinations
Information about womens health examinations
Posted by: Sarah Brooks on January 12, 2014 in Gynecology, News, Pregnancy, Sexuality, Welfare Leave a comment

Women should get an annual examination by a gynecologist. This examination is not necessary until after a woman is sexually active, or if a woman intends on obtaining birth control.

According to medlineplus a government medical information website these are the things they check for during a womens health examination,

A Pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.

A Pap test – a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman’s uterus. Cells from the cervix are prepared so they can be seen under a microscope.

A clinical breast exam – to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.” They may also check for HPV and also might ask for you to receive a mammogram.

Mammograms check for breast cancer, and lumps in the breast that are noncancerous. However just because something isnt cancerous doesn’t mean it wont create issues in a woman’s health.

It is important to obtain these tests annually so that health issues can be caught. Health issues such as STD’s (sexually transmitted diseases), cancer, and other serious issues can be caught right away if you regularly have examinations. Regular examinations may also spot pregnancy earlier and provide early prenatal care. Also many conditions that can happen during pregnancy can be caught early and treated if the pregnancy is found early. Now days there are many ways to treat many birth defects while the child is still in the womb. Also there is treatment to prevent unborn children from catching serious diseases like AIDS/HIV.

According to the University of Health sciences Berkley the following are indicators you should seek an immediate examination,

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Abdominal lump, swelling or bloating
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting or discharge
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Breast lump, pain or discharge
  • Fever
  • Abnormal bleeding or irregular menses
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Persistent digestive problems

If you have any of the following it can be a indicator for serious health issues. Womens health issues shouldn’t be neglected or put off because almost all of the issues concerning health in that personal area can result in severe results. Not always resulting in but can end up resulting in death.