During the initial portion of your visit to New Life OBGYN, you sit down with your practitioner and discuss your health history, including any symptoms or changes you’ve noticed. Next, your doctor performs a breast exam to check for signs of tissue abnormalities.
A pelvic exam follows. You recline on the exam table or chair with your feet held in comfortable supports. Your doctor uses a special instrument called a speculum to gently open your vaginal walls to view your cervix and surrounding tissue.
A Pap smear often occurs during this portion of the exam. This quick test includes a collection of cells from your cervix. Pap smear testing is the leading diagnostic tool for cervical cancer, and you get your results a week or so after your exam.
Additional screenings may be performed during your well-woman exam, depending on your specific needs.