Starting with a teen’s first gynecology visit, through women’s reproductive years, and beyond menopause, routine well-woman exams are important for staying healthy and well. The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology value each woman and take time during well-woman exams to listen about their concerns and help them find solutions. The best way to prevent a future health problem is by scheduling your exam using online booking or by calling one of the offices in Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, and Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
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If you’re like many patients, you visit your healthcare provider, including your gynecologist, when something is wrong. That type of acute care focuses on the problem at hand, relieving your immediate symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.
Well-woman exams are different. They focus on learning about the current state of your health and preventing future problems. Like most chronic diseases, many gynecological conditions gradually develop inside your body without causing symptoms.
By the time disease progresses enough for you to feel something is wrong, it’s too late to prevent it. Your well-woman exam gives your clinician the opportunity to find worrisome changes at their earliest stage, while there’s still time to stop the problem from worsening.
During your exam, your clinician reviews your medical history, checks your blood pressure and heart rate, then performs a breast exam and pelvic exam. You may also receive services such as:
The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology also specialize in helping women with sexual dysfunction or who would like to learn about female sexuality.
Your age, overall health, and the results of your breast and pelvic exam determine whether you might need lab work. The May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology office in Lancaster has a state-of-the-art medical laboratory that processes lab work from each office location.
If you need testing, you can count on their in-house lab services to provide fast and reliable results. Additionally, you can have your blood drawn or provide a urine sample at the time of your well-woman exam, so you don’t need to worry about traveling to an off-site lab to get diagnostic tests.
After assessing your risk factors for specific problems, your clinician recommends the health screenings you might need based on your age and overall risk for certain conditions like cancer. You may need more frequent cervical cancer screening (Pap smear), a mammogram to screen for breast cancer, or a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer.
If you have any questions about your gynecologic health or it’s time to schedule your well-woman exam, call May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology or book an appointment online.