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The Importance of Women's Health Exams

The Importance of Women's Health Exams

From periods to menopause, women experience a number of unique changes throughout their lives. Wellness exams are an important part of monitoring these changes and making sure that you’re as healthy as possible. A good physician will be able to diagnose issues and provide things like Pap smears, contraceptives, and comprehensive pelvic and breast exams. 

At Indus Healthcare, with offices located in Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, Dr. Amit Paliwal provides a full range of women’s health services to keep you at peak health. 

Why wellness exams are important

The primary reasons for wellness exams are prevention and early detection. It’s easier for your doctor to diagnose issues if he has a wealth of information. Even if your wellness check turns up nothing unusual, it provides a foundation for your future visits. If something comes up later, your medical history can help your doctor diagnose when the problem began. 

Wellness checks are especially important for women. Pelvic exams and Pap smears screen for abnormalities in the cervix, while breast exams and mammograms can locate lumps and tumors before they have time to grow. 

Examinations aren’t the only part of the process. If you need a Pap smear, STD panel, or contraceptives, Dr. Paliwal can provide these for you. Family planning and sexual wellness are part of womens’ health, so they’re included in your wellness check

What to expect from your visit 

The exact itinerary of your visit depends on your age, health, and how long it's been since your last health exam. If you’ve recently received a Pap smear or mammogram, you might not need another one right away. 

Dr. Paliwal starts by reviewing your medical history and asking questions about your health. If anything has been bothering you recently, you should bring it up during your visit. Once your questions have been addressed, he begins the physical exams and orders your tests.

You can expect three hands-on exams: a basic physical, a breast exam, and a pelvic exam. From there, you and Dr. Paliwal can discuss what other procedures are necessary. If you’re nervous, or if you want to bring a companion with you for your exam, let us know in advance. We’ll make accommodations to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during the entire visit. 

To learn more and to schedule your women’s health exam, get in touch with the team at Indus Healthcare. Call the location closest to you, or visit the contact page for more information. 

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