Women are subject to many of the diseases and problems that men experience, but they also have unique reproductive and pelvic organs that deserve specialized care. At Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina, Chelsea Poe, FNP, and Kirstie Ferrel, FNP, provide comprehensive women’s health care, including well-woman exams and preventive screenings. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for your women’s health consultation.
At Triad Internal Medicine, women benefit from comprehensive services to help maintain good health, particularly for the female reproductive and pelvic organs. Beneficial services include the following:
Women going through menopause also get support for accompanying symptoms, including hot flashes and night sweats.
A well-woman exam is a yearly check-in to ensure all is healthy with your pelvic and reproductive organs. Around age 21, a well-woman exam includes a pelvic exam and a clinical breast exam. Your provider also performs a Pap smear during your well-woman exam.
Pap smears involve a simple swab of your cervix. The sample is sent to a lab to check for abnormal cells that could indicate future development of cervical cancer. Up to 93% of cervical cancer cases are preventable with Pap smears and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Both sexes, aged 11-26, are eligible for the vaccine.
A well-woman exam is also an appropriate time to ask about any issues relevant to your sexual health. You can discuss contraception and your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
If you have symptoms, like irregular discharge or heavy menstrual bleeding, your provider orders screenings, and exams to help diagnose any problems. If you need the help of a gynecological specialist, your provider can make the appropriate referrals.
Well-woman visits are important during and after menopause. Your provider can help you navigate symptoms and health changes, including an increased risk of developing osteoporosis and heart disease.
To ensure you’re good health and wellness, Triad Internal Medicine may recommend the following as part of your women’s health care:
Your provider can work with a local specialist, like an OB/GYN for family planning, if you need specialized care.
Call Triad Internal Medicine or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about women’s health.