What Does a Gynecologist Do for Your First Appointment?

What Does a Gynecologist Do for Your First Appointment?

How your gynecologists in Bloomington, IL, can protect your reproductive health

If you are a woman, you need a gynecologist. Once you’ve chosen your gynecologist, you may be wondering what will happen at your first appointment. The gynecologists at Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Bloomington, IL, provide a wide range of gynecological services to protect your reproductive health.

Your gynecologist is available to answer any questions you have about your reproductive health. During your first appointment, your gynecologist will:

Record a complete medical history including recent illnesses, hospitalizations, allergies, and medications you are taking.

Record any current signs or symptoms you are experiencing, especially those relating to your reproductive system.

Perform a thorough reproductive system examination, which includes:

  • Performing a breast examination
  • Examining your pelvic area
  • Performing a vaginal examination
  • Performing a pap smear to check for cervical cancer

At your first appointment, your gynecologist may order a mammogram or other imaging studies to check for breast cancer and abnormal tissue. If you are trying to get pregnant, your gynecologist may also order a pregnancy test.

Your first appointment is also an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions or seek treatment for:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Fertility counseling
  • Birth control
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

After your first visit with the gynecologist, you should plan on visiting your gynecologist for a women’s health examination once each year. You may need to visit your gynecologist more often if you have a chronic medical condition affecting your reproductive system.

If you have questions about your reproductive system, your gynecologist has the answers you need. Your gynecologist can help you stay healthy throughout your teens, childbearing years, menopause and beyond.

To learn more about what to expect during your first appointment with the gynecologist, call the gynecologists at Advanced Women’s Healthcare in Bloomington, IL. You can reach them in the office by calling (309) 808-3068, so call now.