Well Woman Exams

Well Woman Exams services offered in Burlington, MA

Well-woman exams build the foundation that supports a life of health and wellness. The experienced women’s health experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. in Burlington, Massachusetts, provide comprehensive care during your well-woman exams, from birth control and menopause management to health screenings that maintain the highest level of well-being at every stage of a woman’s life. If you have questions or need to schedule a well-woman appointment, call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or request an appointment online today.

Well Woman Exams Q & A

How do well-woman exams protect my health?

Well-woman exams focus on preventive health care and optimizing your long-term wellness. Like all chronic diseases, many gynecological problems develop for a long time and may reach an advanced stage before they cause symptoms.

If you wait for symptoms, you miss the chance to stop the disease while it’s in an early stage. But with routine well-woman exams, your provider detects changes, diagnoses problems, and begins treatment while you still have time to slow or prevent the problem.

Well-woman exams also allow you to talk with your provider. Whether you want help with weight loss, have questions about sexual health, or you’re struggling with menopause symptoms, this is your time to ask questions and get the advice you need.

What happens during a well-woman exam?

Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. offers comprehensive women’s health care, and that’s reflected in your well-woman exam. Your provider learns about your medical history and any current symptoms you may have. Then they do a physical, pelvic, and breast exam. After your exam, your provider may use the onsite lab to run a urinalysis or draw blood for routine testing. 

Well-women exams include an array of services, depending on your individual needs. You can receive services such as:

  • Birth control (including IUD insertion)
  • Pap smear
  • STD testing and treatment
  • Immunizations
  • Weight management
  • Menopause management
  • Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy treats the symptoms that bother most women before, during, and after menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, painful sex, and the loss of their sex drive. Restoring normal levels of hormones also lowers your risk of menopause-related conditions like osteoporosis.

Will I get health screenings during a well-woman exam?

Yes, health screenings and risk assessments are an important part of your health care. Your provider assesses your risk of developing chronic health conditions. Based on your risk and age, they recommend the appropriate screenings.

Health screenings find diseases long before you have symptoms. Your provider does some screenings in the office. For example, they can screen for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cervical and endometrial cancers. They also perform clinical breast exams.

However, they refer you to another clinic or specialist for other essential screenings, including a colonoscopy (for colon cancer), a mammogram (for breast cancer), and a bone density exam (for osteoporosis).

Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or use online booking to schedule your well-woman exam today.