Many parts of your health are specific to your gender. As a woman, you should book regular women’s health visits as well as visits when you have symptoms involving your reproductive or urinary health. At Family Urgent Care in Schererville, Indiana, and the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Asrar Sheikh, MD, and the team provide women’s health services like Pap smears and pregnancy testing. To book your next women’s health visit, call the office nearest you, or use the online scheduling tool today.
Women have certain health issues that men don’t experience because of their reproductive systems and the many organs within them. The organs and systems unique to women require specific, focused care and maintenance, provided during women’s health visits at Family Urgent Care.
You may need help navigating conditions unique to women like pregnancy and menopause. There are also many health conditions and diseases that can affect your vagina, cervix, uterus, ovaries, and other parts of your reproductive system.
Even if you have no symptoms, you should get women’s health exams yearly after puberty. During your women’s health visits, you can address issues like birth control and family planning, complications with your menstrual period, and your sexual health.
You should come in for a general women’s health visit, including a pelvic exam and breast examination, once a year. If you need more frequent visits for any reason, your provider tells you how often to come in.
In addition to your annual women’s health exam, you can book a women’s health visit at Family Urgent Care to diagnose and treat a variety of gynecological conditions. If you have pain, bleeding, or other symptoms, the team can evaluate you for the following and provide the treatment you need:
The team at Family Urgent Care can address other conditions affecting your health as well during women’s health visits. They can provide the care you need for your mental health, autoimmune diseases, and other chronic conditions. You can even receive your annual flu shot at a women’s health visit.
You should also schedule a women’s health exam if you think you may be pregnant.
The steps in your women’s health visit depend on your age as well as your current needs and concerns. Your visit might include:
A pelvic exam is a general visual examination of your external and internal reproductive organs.
The Pap smear is a test that checks for cellular changes in your cervix that could indicate a risk for cervical cancer.
A breast exam is a simple examination for tissue irregularities in your breasts that could indicate breast cancer. The team teaches you how to test yourself at home, too.
If you or your provider thinks you may be pregnant, they may provide a pregnancy test using a sample of your urine or blood.
STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis can come with or without symptoms. If you think you’ve been exposed, the team can provide a blood, urine, or swab test.
To find out more about women’s health or to book your next exam, call Family Urgent Care, or use the online booking tool today.
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