Your well-woman exam usually involves a physical exam where your Fountains doctor examines some of the following:
- Thyroid gland
- Blood pressure
You might have a urine test to check for infection, if necessary.
A key part of your well-woman care is your clinical breast exam, where your Fountains doctor checks your breasts for lumps or abnormalities. Your pelvic exam likely follows, where your doctor assesses your external sexual organs and gently inserts a special instrument called a speculum into your vagina to view your cervix and check for abnormal signs. A pap test can also be included in your well woman care. In this test, your doctor scrapes your cervix with a tiny instrument to take a sample of your cells to be checked for abnormalities. A pap test is used to check for cervical cancer.