Annual Exams Specialist

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC

Obstetrics and Gynecologist & OBGYNs located in Flemington, NJ & Lebanon, NJ

An annual exam allows your OB/GYN to review your gynecological, physical, and mental health. It allows you to speak with your practitioner specifically about women’s health outside of other general appointments. The dedicated team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, welcomes women of all ages for annual exams at their locations in Lebanon, Branchburg, and two offices in Flemington, New Jersey. If you’re due a check-up, call to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online today.

Annual Exams Q&A

What is an annual exam?

An annual exam is a preventive health review that examines all aspects of female wellness, including:

 

  • Blood pressure
  • Cancer screenings
  • Family planning
  • Hormone changes and hormonal therapy
  • Other health screenings
  • Pelvic exam
  • Vaccinations

 

The providers at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, individualize each annual exam to take into account your age, medical history, and family history.


What screenings does an annual exam include?

An annual exam often includes several essential screenings to catch the early signs of any health concerns or abnormal cells. Not every patient has tests for every condition at every appointment. Tests may include:

Breast exams

All women aged 45-55 years receive an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer. This may reduce to every other year from aged 55 onward. If you’re younger than 45 years old, you can request a breast exam at any time. 

Pap smear

All women aged 21-65 should have a Pap smear every three years to check for abnormalities that could indicate cervical cancer. 

Other screenings may include:

 

  • Bone density
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STDs)
  • Colon cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes

 

Your health is the utmost priority of the team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC. They strive to catch harmful, potentially life-endangering diseases early so they can begin immediate treatment. 


What are the symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

Sexually transmitted diseases can cause long-term issues if untreated. There are some typical symptoms to look out for, including: 

 

  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Unusual vaginal bleeding
  • Painful urination
  • Painful intercourse
  • Genital rash
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Painful or swollen lymph nodes in the groin

 

Your provider checks for STDs during an annual exam, so if you experience any of these symptoms, be sure to mention it.


Who should have an annual exam?

All women over 18 years old should have an annual exam, regardless of how healthy they feel. This appointment exists to catch the early signs of anything that looks abnormal so your doctor can investigate further, monitor it, or begin treatment right away. 

An annual exam is especially vital if you have an existing health problem or a family history of diseases.

 When you partner with Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC, you receive comprehensive patient care, tailored to your specific health concerns. Book a consultation by phone or schedule an appointment online today.