Well Woman Care

What is well woman care?

A Well Woman Exam is a routine check focused on you and your sexual health and wellness. A Well Woman Exam includes a pelvic and breast exam administered by a licensed medical professional. 

When and Why Should I Get A Well Woman Exam?

Cervical cancer screening exams include a PAP test and are recommended every 3 years for women age 21-65 years old, and your first PAP test should begin within 3 years after your first sexual experience.  With a normal test result, your provider may recommend follow-up every 3-5 years, depending on your particular risk factors.

A PAP is a screening tool for cell abnormalities related to sexually transmitted HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. It identifies abnormal cells in your cervix that may lead to cervical cancer if not treated correctly.  Click here to learn more.

What Do I need To Know Before My Exam?

Call a nurse at Anchor of Hope to get scheduled for your test. Call for a date and time when you are not having your period.

The day before the test, you should not douche, use a tampon, have sex or insert anything else into your vagina.  

Licensed medical professionals will ask you some basic health questions and talk you through the procedure. The appointment may last 20-30 minutes and you should have the results in less than 3 weeks. 

Based on your results, licensed medical staff may contact you if your test shows something might not be normal or follow-up is required. Taking this step to screen for cervical cancer is an important part of your overall health. 

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