Women have specific health needs and concerns at every stage of their lives. Our caring and knowledgeable gynecologists at Riverview Health understand these needs and offer exceptional well-woman care in Noblesville, IN. An important part of this care is a routine well-woman exam, which is an annual preventive screening for various breast and gynecological conditions and diseases. It’s the perfect time to talk with your doctor about any health concerns you may have, as well as your lifestyle behaviors. During this appointment, your doctor may perform an exam of your breasts and pelvic area.
A well-woman exam is recommended for women starting at age 21, and at least once yearly after that. Younger women may have their first exam in their mid-to-late teens if indicated by medical history. An initial visit for younger women between the ages of 13 and 15 can help them build a relationship with a doctor and feel more comfortable discussing their health. This visit generally does not include a pelvic exam unless there’s a medical concern.
The primary reason for a routine check-up is disease prevention. Regular doctor office visits can help your provider detect certain breast and gynecological conditions—mainly cancer—and any preventive measures that can be taken. In addition to health screenings, well-woman exams are a good time for pre-pregnancy counseling and to discuss family planning.
Depending on your age, a well-woman exam may include:
Speak with an expert at Riverview Health to learn more about the benefits of a well-woman exam and how this form of preventive medicine can affect your life for the better. To make an appointment for a well-woman exam in Noblesville, IN, find an OB/GYN by calling 317.565.0535 or by completing an online appointment request form.
Riverview Health provides comprehensive well-woman exams for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.