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Our Women's Health Services
Routine Physical Exams Starting at Age 21
Includes Pap Test, Pelvic Exam and Breast Exam
What's Involved in an Annual Exam?
Terry Thomas, a Family Nurse Practitioner, walks through a woman's annual exam. Watch Video
Your exam will start with a discussion of health topics based on your age and risk factors. Your medical provider will ask you questions about your general health, menstrual period and sexual activities. You are encouraged to ask your medical provider any questions. Common issues addressed include sexually transmitted infection testing and contraception.
During your pelvic exam, your medical provider will examine your vagina, cervix and reproductive organs. Your provider will insert an instrument called a speculum into your vagina to gently spread the walls apart to examine the area. The pelvic exam should not hurt. Learn more
A Pap test checks for abnormal cells in the cervix that could lead to cancer. Your medical provider will insert a small cotton-tipped swab through the vagina into the cervix. Cells are removed from the cervix and sent to a laboratory to be checked for any abnormalities. The Pap test is painless. You should get a Pap test every 3 years. Learn more
During your breast exam, your medical provider will check your breasts for signs of any potential problems, such as a lump, by moving a finder around your breast in a pattern. Learn more
If you are sexually active, your medical provider will recommend specific STI tests. Learn more
Contraceptive Counseling, Prescription and Management
Decide which method is best for you
Directions for getting an IUD at the University Health Center
Directions for getting a Nexplanon at the University Health Center
The HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
HPV is a very common virus. HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women; and anal cancer, cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx), and genital warts in both men and women.
Though it's recommended to get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12, women can get HPV vaccines through age 26. The HPV vaccine is given in 3 shots. The second shot is given 1 or 2 months after the first shot. Then a third shot is given 6 months after the first shot.
Pain and Infections
Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
Diagnosis and Treatment of Vaginal and Urinary Tract Infections
Menstrual Problems including painful periods and irregular bleeding
Treatment and Evaluation of Abnormal Pap Tests
Colposcopy - A procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. Your medical provider may recommend colposcopy if your Pap test has shown abnormal results.
Pregnancy Testing, Counseling and Referrals
Self-Order Pregnancy Testing - Patients can now request urine pregnancy testing at the University Health Center front desk. If a patient prefers to have a serum pregnancy test, they will be directed to make an appointment with a provider. Patients must make an appointment with Nurse Services to receive the results of the pregnancy test. Patients with positive tests results will be instructed on available options for care of pregnancy.
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