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Annual Exams

Apple Hill Gynecology

Gynecology & Endometriosis Specialists located in York, PA

Marsha D. Bornt, MD, and Donna Lamson, CRNP, MSN, WHNP-BC, and the all-women staff at Apple Hill Gynecology in York, Pennsylvania, are highly experienced in addressing the health care needs of women. The team performs annual exams, including Pap smears; manages acute gynecological medical concerns; and offers contraception counseling. If you’re searching for a team who can take care of all your health care needs, call the office or book an appointment online.

Annual Exams Q & A

What is an annual exam?

An annual exam is a recommended yearly appointment for women who are in their reproductive years. The goal of this exam is to help you track and monitor your gynecological health, and to intervene if there are any problems that have to do with your fertility, your menstrual cycle, or your sexual health.

At an annual exam, you also have the opportunity to ask the team any questions you may have about your female health or discuss symptoms that may concern you.

An annual exam is also referred to as a well-woman exam or a pelvic exam.

What happens during an annual appointment?

Depending on your age, your symptoms, and your specific health concerns, the team at Apple Hill Gynecology may perform a number of tests and services at your annual exam. However, every appointment usually includes a few routine steps, such as:

  • Pelvic and breast health exam
  • Pap smear
  • Birth control discussion
  • STD screening
  • Blood pressure test

During your appointment, the team might also discuss the regularity of your menstrual cycle, your fertility health, your hormones, your mental health, and more.

What are the benefits of an annual exam?

While most women understand that regular doctor visits are important, annual exams are equally as critical to helping you navigate specific issues that have to do with your female health. An annual exam can help you identify problems that may interfere with your fertility, your mood, your energy, and other areas of your health that are influenced by female hormones and the reproductive system.

What can I expect after an annual exam?

After your annual exam, the team follows up to discuss the results of your tests or any problems you talked about during your appointment. They may recommend further tests or procedures, depending on your symptoms or your needs.

If you’re healthy and your test results indicate that everything is normal, you can schedule your next visit for a year later. Should you have any gynecological concerns, you can visit Apple Hill Gynecology to discuss your reproductive health before your next annual exam.

To make an appointment with Apple Hill Gynecology, call the office or book online today.