Women benefit from a specialized health focus that emphasizes well-woman exams, preventive screenings, and menopause support. At Avenel Primary Care in Avenel, New Jersey, Haroon Arshad, MD, MBA, Sanna Arshad, PA-C, MHA, and the team offer comprehensive women’s health services to support the female pelvic and reproductive organs. To schedule your women’s health visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Women’s health services include the care associated with the female pelvic organs. At Avenel Primary Care, women’s health includes:
A woman might also seek support for care during and after menopause.
A well-woman exam is an annual visit during which your provider evaluates your pelvic and reproductive organ health.
Girls may begin well-woman exams in their teens to discuss puberty, their menstrual cycle, and sexuality, but these visits don’t include a pelvic exam.
After age 21, well-woman exams include a pelvic exam and clinical breast exam. During your pelvic exam, your provider checks for any irregularities and performs a Pap smear. A Pap smear is a swab of your cervix that checks for abnormal cells that could turn cancerous.
Well-woman exams also give you a chance to talk about concerns, like heavy periods, pelvic pain, or unusual vaginal discharge. Always feel free to ask questions at these visits about any problems or symptoms you’re experiencing. If you have any concerns about your sexual health, including birth control or sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), feel free to discuss them during this appointment.
Women who are approaching menopause or have passed through menopause still benefit from well-woman exams. Your provider can help you manage symptoms caused by hormone changes, like hot flashes and night sweats, as well as address your increased risk for heart disease and osteoporosis.
Women benefit from regular screenings for:
STD testing isn’t routine but is available upon request.
Blood testing and urine screenings may also be part of your women’s health care if you report symptoms like pain during urination or painful intercourse.
Schedule your women’s health appointment at Avenel Primary Care today. Call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment.