What can I expect at an annual appointment?
If you are attending your first annual examination with a gynecologist or nurse practitioner, your provider will examine your body for general health, including the breasts, back, and oral and aural cavities. Along with the general check up, your provider will administrate a Pap smear to determine the existence of cancerous or pre-cancerous cells in your cervix. Often, blood work is done as well. Should you have any questions regarding your exam, your provider can answer any questions and provide any details.
How do I know I’m experiencing menopause?
Menopause happens for most women during their forties or fifties, though menopause can begin earlier or later for some women because of illness or other complications. For some, the only symptom is an irregular menstrual cycle that eventually stops completely. However, some women may experience mood swings, a decreased sex drive, hot flashes, sweating, palpitations, headaches, vaginal dryness and soreness, trouble sleeping, and bones thinning. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be going through menopause. See your physician for a diagnosis.
Can I see any doctor for my annual exam?
You may request any of our physicians when scheduling an appointment by phone. At OB/GYN of Indiana, we try to accommodate every patient’s schedule and comfort with great care.
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