Tests and screenings of all kinds give you and your physician a better idea of your health and allow you to take better care of your body. To book your next women’s health appointment, call Virginia Family Medicine at one of their three locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, or request an appointment online today.
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Women's Health Q & A
What Makes Women’s Health Unique?
As a woman, you already know that your health care isn’t identical to men’s health care. Because your body is physically different, you may experience symptoms and consequences that men don’t get.
As you age, you need to pay increased attention to your health and take extra steps to monitor your body’s functioning. Big changes like puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and even periods of high stress impact the way your body works. Visiting Virginia Family Medicine for regular screenings and exams gives you peace of mind about your health as a woman.
Which Preventive Women’s Health Care Services are Available?
Virginia Family Medicine provides safe, confidential, and comprehensive women’s health care services. Preventive exams, screenings, and tests are important parts of keeping you up to date on your health. They also allow your physician to catch early signs of health problems and start your treatment for them early. Available preventive services include:
- Cervical Screening Exams: Cervical screening exams are necessary tests you need annually starting at age 25. During the exam, your physician takes a sample of cells from the inside of your cervix and sends it to the lab for testing.
- Breast Exams: You should get a professional breast exam every 1-3 years throughout your 20s and 30s, then every year starting at age 40. Your physician checks your breasts for lumps or other unusual features.
Call Virginia Family Medicine or request an appointment online for a screening or exam at your nearest location today.