Why should I have an annual gynecological evaluation?

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2020
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A routine gynecological evaluation and well-woman examination is highly encouraged for women of reproductive age. Women face a number of health risks that are gender-specific, and with proper and regular examinations, many of these concerns can be screened, detected, diagnosed, and treated before they become more serious. At Craig Ranch OB/GYN in McKinney, TX, women can obtain compassionate and comprehensive care with our team to screen for common concerns and perform a thorough evaluation at least once a year.

Why should I schedule an annual examination?

While most women lead busy and active lifestyles, this doesn’t mean that they need to put the care of themselves on the back burner before their spouse or children. It  is important that women schedule a well-woman examination to focus on their overall health and wellbeing, especially if there are any health concerns that arise. An annual examination with Dr. Craig Ranch may include:

  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic examination
  • Testing for STDs
  • Mammogram
  • Colorectal screening
  • Bone density testing

Screenings and test may vary depending on your age, if you have specific concerns regarding pain or other symptoms, and depending on your family history of developing certain forms of cancer. During your evaluation, our doctor can discuss with you the need for any additional screenings that may need to be done regularly to spot issues such as cancer in the earliest stages.

How long will my well-woman examination take?

Most visits are relatively short, lasting approximately 15-20 minutes. This depends on the types of screenings and evaluations performed during the visit and specific conversations that may occur including concerns with pain, cancer, STDs, birth control, fertility, or menopause. We invite women to come to their appointment with any questions they may have so our team can focus on providing answers.

Call our McKinney, TX area practice to schedule your annual gynecological examination

Dr. Craig Ranch and his associates work with women in the area to help them maintain their overall health and wellness, while paying close attention to their reproductive health. If you are overdue for a well-women evaluation, we welcome you to call (214) 544-6600 to request a visit with our team. We are conveniently located at Suite 100 at 7900 Henneman Way and are always open to new patients.

Posted in: Gynecological Exam


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