Gynecology Exams and Checkups in Columbus, Mississippi
How Often Should I Get an Exam?
Regular checkups help to detect problems before they get out of hand. Finding problems early ensures a better chance at treatment. We recommend all women come in for a checkup annually. During your checkup, we will typically do a pelvic exam, a Pap test and a clinical breast exam. Depending on your history and current situation, we may recommend coming in more often. The important thing is to come in routinely to avoid any future problems.
If you have not had a mammogram screening and spot anything concerning, James Holzhauer, M.D., may recommend you come in for the test. Mammograms are an essential part of taking care of yourself. Understanding the process can help things go smoothly. We recommend scheduling your mammogram when your breasts are not swollen. This will reduce discomfort. The whole procedure takes about 20 minutes. After your mammogram, you will receive a report from us within 30 days. For additional questions about mammograms, give our office a call.
PAP and HPV Testing
Having a Pap smear is a routine part of a woman’s healthcare routine. During this test, we will check for infection and abnormal changes. We suggest getting a Pap smear at least once a year to maintain good health. An HPV test, on the other hand, tests for cervical cancer. With our staff, you will always know what is going to happen before, during and after the test. We will always explain ahead of time why we recommend procedures. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to us.
Specialized Care for You
As a patient, you are our number one concern. You can expect customized care for every situation. No matter what exam you may need, we are always happy to answer questions and perform checkups. Don’t hesitate to schedule a checkup in advance. We’re here to help.