Well Woman or Annual Exam

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What is an annual exam?

An annual exam is a once-a-year visit to your gynecologist for a general gynecological check up including a breast exam, HPV screening and pap smear.  Annual exams are also called routine check-up, yearly exam, annual pap, and preventive visit.​

What should I expect during my annual exam?

A General gynecological exam include:

  • A breast exam

  • Pap smear and HPV screening

  • Review of your health, family history, & life and work situation

  • Evaluation of need for health screening such as mammogram, sexually transmitted infections, and colon cancer screening.