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Well Woman Exams

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Why is a well-woman exam important? 

Even though many women think of their annual visit to the gynecologist is mostly about getting a Pap smear, that cancer-screening test is just one of the multitude of preventive services included in a well-woman visit.

Your well-woman exam gives your practitioner a chance to evaluate your overall health and to talk about lifestyle habits that can affect your wellness. During your visit, you can discuss:

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Menopause

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Abnormal uterine bleeding

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Birth control

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Sexually transmitted diseases

Your practitioner also discusses safer sexual practices to protect against STDs and recommends STD testing when appropriate. They generally recommend vaccination to protect you against cervical cancer if you’re under age 26.

What if cancer runs in my family?

 

Cancer may result from a combination of heredity and environmental factors, such as your diet, environmental toxins, or chronic stress. The team at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology offers counseling and testing to help you understand your cancer risk. 

If you have a higher-than-normal risk of certain cancers, Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology offers gene testing with a simple saliva test during your well-woman exam. The practice also provides a computer model that analyzes both your family history and factors in your personal history, then estimates your lifetime risk of breast cancer. 

This knowledge can not only help you make the right decision for your lasting health but also may make you eligible for increased screening. For example, women with a greater than 20% lifetime risk of breast cancer may qualify for insurance coverage of annual breast MRIs and twice-yearly clinical breast exams.

Take charge of your health today. Call Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology to schedule your well-woman exam or request an appointment online.

What Happens During my Well Woman Exam?

You can expect your practitioner to review your health history, ask you questions about your current health, and answer your questions about your physical and mental well-being.

Next, they perform a physical exam, including a breast exam and a full pelvic exam. These exams look for early signs of breast and gynecologic cancers. You’ll then have a Pap smear to look for changes that may indicate cervical cancer or another type of cancer. 

Your practitioner asks about your family history of cancer to determine whether to recommend testing for hereditary breast cancer, or genetic mutations that may increase your risk for:

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Ovarian cancer

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Uterine cancer

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Colon cancer

If you’re over age 40, your practitioner suggests a colorectal cancer screening with a digital exam and testing for hidden blood in your stool. If you’re over age 50, Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology offers colonoscopy referrals. The team also provides bone density screening, which can catch osteoporosis early and help prevent bone loss.

Primary Services

Our mission at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology is to provide safe, effective, efficient, and pain-free solutions to menstrual disorders. We value a friendly, ethical, compassionate, inclusive work environment that respects all individuals. We are an accredited office-based surgery practice committed to excellence and continued quality improvement.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

When heavy periods interfere with your quality of life, it’s time to consider ways to manage or minimize the bleeding.

Birth Control

Today, you have many choices in your preferred birth control methods, ranging from daily pills to long-lasting intrauterine devices (IUD) and the Nexplanon® implant.

Gynecology

Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology in Lockport, New York, specializes in gynecology and lifestyle medicine. Visit our all inclusive office today. We welcome LGBTQ individuals.

Menopause Specialists

Menopause is a normal life stage that can produce a host of uncomfortable symptoms when your hormones are out of balance. Get the help you need at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology.

Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are very common growths occurring in about one-quarter of women in their reproductive years. Schedule your consultation or request one online today.

Well Woman Exams

Preventive care is the foundation of good health. If it’s time for your annual well-woman exam, trust the team at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology.

Painful Intercourse

If painful intercourse is taking a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology in Lockport, New York, is here to help. 

Endometrial Ablation

If painful intercourse is taking a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology in Lockport, New York, is here to help. 

& so much more...

Here at Artemis Menstrual Health and Gynecology in Lockport, New York, we aim to provide the best experience possible when it comes to women's health. Learn more about what we do.