At Medical Express Clinic, we have curated women’s health screenings to address the vital areas in women’s health. We understand that women often struggle with having their health concerns taken seriously. Our women’s health screening gives you 90 minutes with one of our experienced female doctors, including extensive testing and follow-up to provide answers to any questions concerning your health and well-being.
Our comprehensive Wellwoman examination packages are designed to consider every woman’s health needs. We have created profiles addressing all health concerns, from breast health to cardiovascular health and gynaecological health, including the common causes of fatigue and tiredness. This women’s health screening also assesses common risk factors that can cause diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Research shows that routine health screening helps improve life and prevent the onset of serious illness.
The Wellwoman examination is a preventive health screening that addresses health needs peculiar to women and identifies any potential health risk factors or signs of degenerative illness. Seeing an experienced GP specialised in women’s health is important to get the right advice on illness prevention, lifestyle choices, and family history.
The timing to undergo a Wellwoman examination may vary, depending on factors like health history, risk factors, and age. However, the following are general guidelines.
The recommendation for many women is to have the Wellwoman examination yearly. Annual health checks aid in the early detection of health issues and monitoring of overall well-being.
A good practice is undergoing a Wellwoman examination in your late teens or early 20s. During this time, you can have discussions about birth control options, sexual health, and general health screenings.
Wellwoman examinations continue to be important in this age group. Additional screenings, including mammograms, may be necessary, depending on individual risk factors and the healthcare professional’s guidance.
For women over 40, additional discussions such as hormone replacement therapy, bone health, and other age-related health concerns are important during a Wellwoman examination.
If you have certain health conditions or risk factors, such as a family history of a disease, your doctor may recommend more frequent examinations or specific testing.
If you want to get pregnant or are already pregnant, you may require a specialised examination during prenatal care to monitor your health and the baby’s health.
After childbirth, postpartum examinations are necessary to ensure your overall health and recovery.
A Wellwoman examination may include the following examinations and tests.
A clinical breast exam checks for any bumps, lumps, or changes in the breast tissue. Healthcare providers recommend performing regular self-breast exams.
A Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening test. It involves taking a small sample of cervical cells to check for abnormalities.
A pelvic exam is a visual examination of the external genitalia, then an internal exam of the uterus and cervix. This helps to check for any signs of infection or abnormalities.
Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing may be a part of a well-woman checkup, particularly for sexually active women.
High cholesterol levels and blood pressure can elevate the risk of stroke and heart disease, and healthcare providers recommend regular checks for women.
Women above 50 may need a bone density test to detect osteoporosis signs.
Women over 50 years old may need a mammogram every two years to check for breast cancer.
A Wellwoman examination is a comprehensive health check designed to assess and maintain a woman’s overall health. It includes several tests, screenings, and discussions on health concerns specific to women.
A Wellwoman examination is a preventive health assessment that detects health issues before they cause serious harm. It also helps you get personalised recommendations for your health, allowing you to take control of your well-being for better health outcomes.
The recommended frequency for a Wellwoman examination depends on risk factors and age. Generally, healthcare providers advise undergoing a Wellwoman examination yearly, but your provider will advise you based on your health needs.
Usually, a Wellwoman examination includes reviewing your medical history, pelvic and breast examinations, a physical examination, cervical screening (Pap smear), blood sugar and cholesterol testing, blood pressure measurement, and bone density testing, if applicable.
While some aspects of Wellwoman examinations, like pelvic examination or Pap smear, may be slightly uncomfortable, they aren’t generally painful. Healthcare providers have undergone training to ensure your comfort during the process.
The general recommendation is to schedule your examination when you aren’t on your period because it can interfere with some examinations and tests. However, your healthcare professional can offer guidance on the best time for your Wellwoman examination.
Medical insurance usually covers Wellwoman examinations, but the coverage may vary. Ensure you check your insurance provider to understand what your plan covers and the costs involved.
Even if you do not have symptoms and are healthy, Wellwoman examinations are still important for preventive care. These examinations can detect potential health issues that haven’t presented symptoms.
Yes, you can. Wellwoman examinations are a good time to discuss birth control options, family planning, and reproductive health and ask any questions about your reproductive system.
You can bring a list of supplements or medications you are taking, including any symptoms or concerns you want to discuss with your healthcare professional.
Wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to answer questions about your lifestyle and medical history. We advise being honest and open to your healthcare provider for a more productive Wellwoman examination.