Women have special health care needs, which is why you need an annual gynecological exam to monitor your general and reproductive health. Internal medicine physician Indira Madapati, MD, at Medwell Medical and Aesthetic understands the hectic lives that women lead and offers gynecological exams, including on-site Pap smears, breast exams, and full-panel sexually transmitted disease(STD) testing, at her East Windsor, New Jersey, office so you can get all your needs met in one visit. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.
A gynecological exam, also referred to as a well-woman exam, focuses on your reproductive organs. To get the most accurate picture of your health, Dr. Madapati conducts a thorough examination, which includes a physical, pelvic, and breast exam.
The physical in your gynecological exam is similar to what you might expect during your regular physical. Dr. Madapati checks your:
She also assesses your internal organs by palpating your abdomen to feel for any abnormalities.
During the pelvic exam, Dr. Madapati examines both your external and internal reproductive organs. The exam includes:
During the pelvic portion of your exam, Dr. Madapati may also perform a Pap smear where she takes a sample of cervical cells to assess for changes.
Dr. Madapati also does a breast exam for lumps or any other abnormalities during your well-woman visit. Most importantly, she teaches you how to check yourself at home so you can monitor breast tissue change in between your annual exams.
You should have a Pap smear every three years. Women should start this test at age 21. If you don’t have a cervix, you don’t need a Pap smear. You may also no longer need this test if you’re over age 65. However, Dr. Madapati may continue the Pap smear if she has concerns about your gynecological health.
If you have concerns about STDs, you should get tested. It’s especially important for women to get tested due to the effects STDs can have on your long-term health, including fertility.
Dr. Madapati offers full-panel STD testing at her office, which may include:
Common STDs she may test for include gonorrhea, chlamydia, and human papillomavirus (HPV).
For expert gynecological care, call the Medwell Medical and Aesthetic today or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.