Whether a woman suffers from irregular periods and severe premenstrual symptoms or just wants to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, Dr. Kikelomo Otuyelu-Garritano, MD, gives women in the Wilton, Connecticut area a solution. Through education provided in her office at HER Wellness Health Center, she discusses your options and helps you select the best birth control for your needs. Schedule an appointment by using the online form or calling the office today.
An annual well woman exam is a once a year visit for general healthcare check up, including a breast exam and a pap smear when appropriate. The purpose of this visit is to discuss health issues, perform screening tests, detect current problems, and to identify risk factors for future problems that can develop. At a well woman exam, Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano checks your blood pressure, height, and weight. She asks you questions about your period and your lifestyle habits. It is important to have an annual exam to uncover any new problems that may have developed. However, an annual exam does not a detailed review of chronic conditions.
Typically, you should have your first well woman exam between the ages of 13-15 but no later than the age of 21, even if you’re not sexually active. What happens during a well woman exam?
At a well woman exam, Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano checks your blood pressure, height, and weight. She asks you questions about your period and sexual history and habits.
Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano doesn’t perform STD testing at your well woman exam as part of the standard testing. If you fear you may have an STD, you may want to ask about an STD screening during your well woman visit, though. The test doesn’t take long and just consists of Dr. Otuyelu-Garritano taking a swab of your vaginal discharge or a sample of your blood, depending on the STDs you want her to test you for.
Vaccinations aren’t part of your routine well woman exam. You must ask for any vaccinations like the HPV vaccine during your visit, though.
Schedule a yearly well woman exam today by booking online or calling 203-665-0900.