Gynecologist talking with young female patient during medical consultation

Of all the things that happen once a year, an annual exam with a gynecologist probably isn’t the most thrilling item on your to-do list, but it’s important for every woman’s health.

An annual exam helps your gynecologist keep tabs on your reproductive system and catch anything that needs attention early on. This includes potential issues like infections, irregularities in your menstrual cycle, or signs of sexually transmitted infections.

Some serious health concerns for women may not have any noticeable symptoms.  Your gynecologist can perform a pelvic exam to check for abnormalities or signs of diseases like cervical or ovarian cancer. They’ll also do a Pap smear to detect any abnormal cervical cells that could lead to cancer. Catching these issues early gives you the best chance for successful treatment and recovery.

An annual exam with your gynecologist is an opportunity to discuss birth control options and family planning. Are you looking for the right contraceptive method for your lifestyle or considering starting a family? During an annual exam, your gynecologist can provide guidance and answer questions to help you make an informed decision. You can also learn about fertility and get preconception counseling if you're planning for a baby in the future.

Your gynecologist is a trusted professional who can provide a safe space to discuss any worries or issues you may have about your sexual health. From menstrual problems to sexual dysfunction or menopause-related concerns, an annual exam is a time to get the answers you need.

An annual exam isn’t just about checking your physical health. It’s your chance to ask questions without judgment regarding safe practices and self-care. By staying on top of your reproductive health with an annual exam, you’re taking an important step for your overall well-being.

Women in the Southgate and Brownstown area can depend on Northline Women’s Health Center for annual exams and all your women’s health care needs. You can request an appointment using the MyChart app.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax