Hawaii Women's Healthcare
Obstetrics & Gynecology & Aesthetic Specialists located in Honolulu, HI
Although we tend to focus on times of illness, maintaining and monitoring your health is just as important when you are not sick. For women that means making and keeping appointments for annual well woman examinations. At Hawaii Women's Healthcare in Honolulu, the staff is ready to help women of all ages maintain optimal health. Book your next appointment online or call today.
Well Woman Exam Q & A
What is a well woman’s exam?
A well woman exam is a preventive health appointment that serves as a check of your overall health. The doctors at Hawaii Women's Healthcare recommend doing an annual well woman visit to stay on top of any health changes.
Although the well woman exam is customized for age, generally a visit consists of everything you would commonly experience during a physical, like a check of your blood pressure, your temperature, height, and weight as well as a breast exam.
Depending on your age and family medical history, your doctor may take other tests and screenings such as a:
- Pelvic exam
- Pap smear
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) screening
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases or infections
In addition, your doctor at Hawaii Women's Healthcare may provide referrals for mammograms and colon cancer screenings, as needed.
How should I prepare for my well woman visit?
Well woman visits provide a great time for you to update your doctor on any personal or family health issues, new medications or supplements you are taking, or any concerns you may have about your overall health. Come armed with questions and be prepared to fill in your doctor on details regarding your health. For instance, if you are still menstruating, you’ll want to note the date of your last period.
Remember since this is intended to be a preventive visit, if a new health issue or concern arises out of the well woman visit, your doctor may recommend booking a separate appointment to address the new issues or refer you to the appropriate medical professional, as needed.
If I’ve passed my reproductive years do I still need well woman visits?
Yes. Well woman visits are important regardless of your age. The doctors at Hawaii Women's Healthcare strive to meet the needs of their patients throughout all the stages of life from adolescence through the reproductive years and menopause. Maintaining your health starts with monitoring it through these important preventive examinations.
Hawaii Women's Healthcare is conveniently located in Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu. To make your next well woman visit, book online or call today.