Annual Exams

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Lawrenceville, GA

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Annual Exams

Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Lawrenceville, GA

When you need an annual exam in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Lovely OBGYN is the perfect fit. Emerald Lovely, MD, and her team specialize in women’s health, obstetrics, and gynecology. They believe in highly individualized patient-centered care. Call the office to arrange your annual exam if you reside in Lawrenceville or surrounding areas like Snellville, Buford, Grayson, Lilburn, and Stone Mountain. Or request an appointment online at your earliest convenience.

Annual Exams Q&A

What is an annual exam?

An annual exam at Lovely OBGYN is an appointment to check on your whole-person wellness and general female health. Many people refer to their annual gynecological exam as a well-woman or annual exam. 

All women, young adults, and adolescents need regular exams, so whether you’re experiencing puberty, planning a family, or starting menopause, the Lovely OBGYN team can help.

Your annual exam typically includes a general physical. Depending on your age and health history, you may also need a pelvic exam, breast exam, and a Pap test.

Although an annual exam is a chance to get help for any issues you're currently dealing with, it's mainly preventive. In many cases, it’s the first opportunity to learn about changes in your body that may require treatment.

The team may order blood or urine testing to rule out or manage several conditions, like diabetes, thyroid disease, heart disease, skin cancer, and more. You might need other preventive care like the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing.

You can also discuss birth control and family planning during these exams, make changes to your birth control, discuss conception and pregnancy, and get all the information you need to stay healthy.

What is the right age to begin well-woman exams?

Lovely OBGYN welcomes adolescent girls, young adults, and women. Adolescence is a time of dramatic and often confusing body changes, so having an obstetrician & gynecologist (OB/GYN) leading a skilled, knowledgeable team can make all the difference.

The team customizes annual exams for patient needs, including age. For example, young girls might have a basic physical but only well-woman services, like a pelvic exam, once they are older.

What happens if my annual exam uncovers health problems?

Suppose your annual exam uncovers problems or other possible health issues. In that case, the Lovely OBGYN team might order blood or urine tests, ultrasound imaging, and further testing to learn more about what is causing the problem. The team will create a personalized treatment regimen for your condition and situation.

For example, experience abnormal bleeding such as bleeding between periods, heavy bleeding during periods, or bleeding for prolonged amounts of time (more than one week). The team at Lovely OBGYN can help.

Lovely OBGYN customizes annual exams for you, so don’t hesitate to get the care you need. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request one online today.