Mercy Family Clinic
Family Medicine Practice & Medical Weight Loss Clinic located in Dallas, TX
Women’s health exams focus on the concerns unique to women, including reproductive organ health and wellness. At Mercy Family Clinic in Dallas, Texas, skilled physician Ebere Azubuike, MD, and his trained team offer a wide range of services specific to women’s health. Your women’s health exam is comfortable and convenient, and tailored to your individual needs. Call the office to schedule an appointment today.
Women’s Health Q & A
What is a women's health checkup?
A women's health checkup is preventive care focused on reproductive organ health. During this exam, your Mercy Family Clinic care provider typically performs a pelvic exam, clinical breast exam, and other evaluations or tests as needed.
Your women's health checkup is also an excellent chance to discuss any concerns or ask questions about your reproductive health.
Who needs a women's health checkup?
All women need this type of exam starting in adolescence and continuing annually afterward. Even after childbearing age, having a yearly women's health exam is vital in maintaining your health and wellness.
Although you might not get pregnant after menopause, you can still be susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), cervical and other types of female cancers, urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary incontinence, and other problems. Regular exams are important in identifying and treating these problems early.
What happens during a women's health exam?
At Mercy Family Clinic, your provider reviews your medical history and discusses any concerns or questions with you. Your care provider generally asks about your sexual history and habits.
They also ask about specific symptoms that could indicate hormone changes or pregnancy. If you need birth control, your provider can review the options with you to help you find the best one.
Your care provider generally does the following in women’s health exams.
- Check your height, weight, and body mass index (BMI)
- Pelvic exam
- Clinical breast exam
- Pap smear test, which screens for cervical cancer
- Blood screening
- Urine screening
Depending on the exam results and your risk for illness or disease, your provider may recommend additional tests like a bone density scan. If you need any immunizations, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, you can get the shot during your exam.
What women's health problems do I need immediate help for?
Sometimes you may need women’s health care in between your annual exams. If you’re dealing with any of the following issues, call Mercy Family Clinic promptly.
- Severe pain during periods
- Unusual bleeding between periods
- Very long periods
- Burning during urination
- Painful urination
- Vaginal swelling or pain
- Bumps or lumps in vaginal tissue
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- A strange feeling of pelvic pressure
Of course, if you’re dealing with any unusual bodywide symptoms, Mercy Family Clinic also has all your needs covered.
For excellent women’s health care from the providers you trust the most, call Mercy Family Clinic to schedule an appointment today.