Women over the age of 20 in Fort Worth and elsewhere are encouraged to undergo a host of routine medical examinations to ensure their health. Along with seeing your primary care doctor for yearly physicals, you also should visit a gynecologist on a regular basis to monitor your reproductive health. You can stay one step ahead of illnesses that could affect this system by taking advantage of our first-class gynecology services at our office in Fort Worth. Some common services include a pelvic exam, a breast exam, and ultrasound/sonogram testing.
Women age 21 and older are encouraged to undergo yearly pelvic examinations. This service screens you for risks like cancer, cervical abnormalities, and other conditions that could affect your ability to conceive and sustain a healthy pregnancy or your ovulation and menstrual cycle.
This examination typically involves a swab of your cervical cells being taken for testing, a service that is known as a pap smear. Our doctor may also perform a physical exam of your vagina, cervix, and uterus to inspect these organs for defects or signs of illness. This is a very common aspect of gynecology.
Manual Breast Examination
During your yearly gynecological appointment, you also may undergo a manual examination of your breasts. Women are reminded to manually exam their own breasts every month at home. However, you should go through a medical examination of your breasts every year. If you have any suspicious lumps or cysts, we can biopsy the tissue and test it for cancer. You also may first have a mammogram done on your breast tissue.
Ultrasound or Sonogram
Depending on your age and overall gynecological health, our gynecologist may recommend that you have an ultrasound or sonogram performed on your internal reproductive organs. Our doctor may want a closer look at your uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
These tests can indicate if you have growths or cysts that might need to be removed. They also determine if you have blockages in your tubes that might be preventing you from conceiving or having normal periods. Depending on the findings of these tests, you may have to undergo a procedure to correct the problem. You also could be prescribed medications.
These and other first-class gynecology services are available at Fort Worth Center for Pelvic Medicine. You can ask for them to ensure that you are in the best reproductive health. We proudly offer the popular MonaLisa Touch® treatment as well. Contact us today to schedule a gynecology appointment at our office in Fort Worth!