The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends an annual visit to your gynecologist for a well-woman examination for some of the following reasons:
- Cancer screening: learn more about breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, and other types of cancer, and available screening methods.
- Health screening: get screened for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis, and more.
- Sexually transmitted infections screening: sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and genital herpes, are infections that are spread by sexual contact.
- Birth control: learn about choosing the right birth control method for you. Some examples include: birth control pills, intrauterine device (IUD), implants, or bilateral tubal ligation.
- Issues with your menstrual period: discuss premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful periods, heavy or irregular bleeding.
- Preconception counseling: if you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to visit your obstetrician–gynecologist for a consultation.
- Other reasons: obtain information about perimenopause, menopause, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary problems such as incontinence and retention.
To schedule your appointment, call our office at (845) 433-0101.
Note: The information provided on this page is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or as medical advice. This information is not comprehensive and does not recommend a course of action to be followed. For medical advice, please consult with your obstetrician and gynecologist.