When you’re a young woman, your gynecologist and OBGYN is an integral part of your healthcare team. Although you may feel nervous about seeing the gynecologist, the all-female team at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists, with offices in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Florida, are known for their kindness and compassion, and they work hard at gaining your trust and making you feel comfortable. For adolescent care, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.
You should start by going to the gynecologist between 13 and 15 years of age. Starting treatment at this age can help you better understand the changes your body is going through so you know what to expect and how to identify any abnormalities.
It also helps you and the team at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists establish a relationship for open communication and trust.
During your appointment, you may spend a lot of time talking to one of the female practitioners at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists so that she can learn about you and your health concerns.
She’s going to want to learn more about your period, including the start date of your last menstrual periods, the length of your period, and how you feel before and during menstruation. If you’re sexually active, it’s important to be open and honest with the team so that they can provide the best care.
In addition to talking with you, the team also conducts both a physical and pelvic exam during your appointment. The physical exam is similar to what you may expect at your regular doctor’s office and includes a check of your height and weight, temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.
During the pelvic exam, you lie down on the gynecology table with your feet in stirrups so the female practitioner can examine your outer genitalia. She then uses a speculum and palpation to examine your organs.
You may not need any individual tests during your exam. You won’t need a Pap test, which tests for cervical cancer and is administered by your doctor until you’re 21.
However, the team at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists may recommend immunizations to prevent illness, such as:
The team at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists include nurse practitioners who can manage all of your health needs, including physicals, immunizations, and treatment when you’re sick.
If you’re looking for a caring and compassionate team to manage your gynecologic health, call today, or schedule an appointment online.