OB/GYNs & Women's Health located in San Antonio, TX
Well Woman Exams Q & A
What is a well-woman exam?
A well-woman exam is preventive care to assess all aspects of the female reproductive health. Well-woman exams are recommended annually, but if you have gynecological concerns such as excessive menstruation, breast pain, urinary complaints, menopausal symptoms, pelvic pain, at any time during the year, you should visit Dr. Brougher or Laurie for an evaluation of those concerns.
Your well-woman exam involves various tests and a detailed discussion with Dr. Brougher or Laurie. This is your chance to ask any questions and update your provider regarding your medical history.
What can I expect during my well-woman exam?
Your well-woman exam begins with a physical exam where your provider willr typically examine your:
- Thyroid gland
- Blood pressure
You may also have a urine test and labwork may be ordered to check for anemia, thyroid function, glucose, liver panel, and cholesterol. These are optional tests that are recommended.
What are the benefits of a well-woman exam?
A Bluebonnet well-woman exam offers many benefits, including:
- A chance to discuss the various birth control options such as oral contraceptive (the “Pill”), an intrauterine device (Mirena®, Liletta®, Paragard®, Kyleena® or Skyla®), nuvaring, and natural family planning. This will allow you to choose a birth control method that is suitable for you, your lifestyle and your family.
- Screenings and tests to catch cancer in its early stages, when it’s more treatable
- Tests or exams that can detect sexually transmitted diseases that don’t have symptoms and go unnoticed
- Personal one-on-one time to discuss your intimate concerns with a compassionate female health provider
Your annual well-woman exam is a way to be proactive with your sexual wellness and reproductive health. Dr. Brougher and Laurie bring an experienced and relatable female perspective to women’s health care. Call or book your well-woman exam online today.