Well Woman Exam

Women's Health & Hormonal Health located in Houston and Arlington, TX

Well Woman Exam

About Well Woman Exam

A well-woman exam is an essential preventive health care step that you should schedule every year. Make your appointment at Her Down There in Houston or Arlington, Texas. Here, Letrice Mason, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and Kortni Jordan, APRN, FNP, NP, MSN, create a comfortable, inclusive environment that supports your reproductive and pelvic health. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your visit. 

Well Woman Exam Q&A

Why is a well-woman exam important?

Well-woman exams play an essential role in maintaining and monitoring your health. These routine check-ups allow the team at Her Down There to assess your reproductive health, screen for potential issues, and provide preventive care. 

By detecting concerns early, well-woman exams contribute to better overall health outcomes and empower you to make informed decisions about your well-being.

What does a well-woman exam typically include?

A well-woman exam generally includes a pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, and discussions about reproductive health, family planning, and lifestyle factors. 

The team at Her Down There recommends yearly exams, starting around age 14 or 15. The early exams don’t include a pelvic exam, but they focus on things like the menstrual cycle, sexuality, and healthy habits. Well-woman exams continue throughout adulthood and even after menopause.

How does a well-woman exam contribute to preventive care?

Well-woman exams contribute significantly to preventive care by allowing the team at Her Down There to regularly monitor your reproductive health. These exams include screenings such as Pap smears to evaluate the risk for cervical cancer and scheduling of mammograms to evaluate breast health. 

They’re also a time when you can discuss concerns about menstrual problems, your weight, or hormone irregularities.

By identifying potential issues early on, the team gets you treated early before complications occur. These visits also allow your provider to guide you in maintaining optimal health so you avoid health problems in the future.

Do well-woman exams focus on general health as well as reproductive health?

While well-woman exams focus primarily on reproductive and pelvic organ health, they also address broader aspects of your health and well-being. 

Discussions during these exams may include mental health, lifestyle choices, and overall well-being. You might enter a discussion about embarking on a medical weight loss program or signing up for aesthetics treatments to improve your confidence. 

The team at Her Down There wants to gather a holistic understanding of your health so they can offer guidance and support in various facets of your life.

If you’re due for a well-woman exam, do not hesitate in calling Her Down There to schedule. Alternatively, use this website to book.