Well Woman Exams

Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Well Woman Exams services offered in Burlington, MA

Well-woman exams are an essential component of a woman’s overall health maintenance plan. Highly experienced women’s health experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates in Burlington, Massachusetts, provide comprehensive care during your well-woman exams. We can help with 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?

A Well-woman exam is a preventive health screening that helps to optimize and prioritize your long-term wellness. Many gynecological problems develop over a long time and may reach an advanced stage before they cause symptoms. It is therefore crucial to get routine exams scheduled so that any changes can be caught early, in some cases even before symptoms start to show.

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 the progression or even prevent the problem from becoming serous health issues.

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 and support you need. Our experts can help create customized plans for you, as we have done for countless patients.

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. Our providers learn about your medical history and any current symptoms you may have. Then they do a physical, pelvic, and breast exam. After your exam, we 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. Separate appointments may be required, but 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. We work with you to assesses your risk of developing chronic health conditions. Based on your risk and age, we recommend the appropriate screenings. For example, we may screen for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cervical and endometrial cancers. We also perform clinical breast exams as needed.

In some cases, if abnormalities are detected, we will refer you to specialists for deeper screening. For example, if there is a risk of breast cancer, we will refer you for a mammogram, or recommend a bone density exam if there is the risk of osteoporosis.

Call Burlington OBGYN Associates to book your well-woman exam or request an appointment using our book online tool.