At Dothan OBGYN, we can assist you with gynecological healthcare from adolescence through menopause and beyond. From the most routine annual exams to facing serious decisions about your health.
One of the most proactive and important steps in taking control of your own healthcare is to regularly schedule your annual pelvic and breast health exam. Annual pelvic exams, along with a pap smear, will screen for infection, inflammation or abnormal cells that could indicate a serious condition.
An annual exam and pap smear is recommended for sexually active females or those over the age of 18. During your annual exam, your doctor will examine your breasts and pelvic organs for changes or abnormalities. During a pap smear, your doctor will collect a small amount of tissue from your cervix for careful examination. As with any cancer or serious health condition, early detection is key to successful treatment, hence, why your annual exam should never be missed.