Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Boca Raton, FL
Good gynecologic care is vital for every woman, which is why Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology strives to give you the very best in personalized service. Highly skilled OB/GYN Richard Conlen, MD, and his welcoming office staff offer excellent all-around support, including regular checkups, Pap smears, birth control, and everything else you might need at every season of life. Call the Boca Raton, Florida, office or use online booking now.
Gynecology Q & A
How often do I need gynecologic exams?
Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology generally recommends annual exams for most women starting at around the age of 12 and continuing through menopause and beyond. If you have a history of serious women’s health issues, you might need to see the doctor more frequently.
What happens during my annual exam?
Your gynecology exam includes:
- Pelvic exam
- Pap smear
- Lab testing
- Breast exam (and self-exam education)
- Birth control counseling
- Nutrition and exercise counseling
- Supplement recommendations as needed
Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology thoroughly tailors your exam for your needs. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and discuss your concerns with the doctor during your exam.
Based on your age, overall health, medical history, risk factors, and other individual factors, you might need specific screenings or testing during your annual gynecology exam. For example, you may need bone densitometry testing — an X-ray that measures your bone density — to check for osteoporosis starting at age 65.
Your annual gynecology exam is very important for your whole-body health and also your reproductive health. It’s primarily a preventive exam in which the focus is identifying problems or possible problems before they can cause serious health issues.
Why do I need gynecology lab testing?
Laboratory testing, which can include urine and blood tests as well as other forms of testing, can check for many problems and conditions, including urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and more. Lab tests can also evaluate your general health and wellness to identify problematic trends early.
Why do I need a Pap smear?
Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends annual Pap smears as part of your wellness exam. Pap smears are a method of screening for abnormal cells in your cervix.
High-risk Pap smears are available as well. By identifying abnormal cells early, you can treat and prevent cervical cancer.
When should I book an additional gynecology exam?
If you experience new problems in between your annual exams — including abnormal bleeding, a miscarriage, menopause symptoms, or sudden new pelvic pain — you should book an exam as soon as possible.
If you have questions or need help with making plans, such as prenatal counseling, that’s a great reason to schedule an extra visit with the doctor as well. Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology is here for you both at times of wellness and illness.
Book your gynecology exam by calling Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology or clicking the provided link now.