Internists & Obesity Medicine located in Allen, TX
Women's Health provides various preventive and general medical services, including Pap tests, family planning, and treatment of menopausal symptoms. At RescueMD, the team provides women's health services to women throughout Allen and McKinney, Texas. To schedule an appointment, call the nearest office or book one online today.
Women’s Health Q&A
What is women's health?
Women's Health provides sex-specific medical care for adult women of all ages. Specifically, it combines routine checkups, preventive screenings, lab testing, and lifestyle changes to encourage each woman's health and well-being.
Even though men and women experience many of the same health problems, these conditions can affect each sex differently. Visiting the team at RescueMD at least once a year is an easy way to preserve your health.
What services does women's health provide?
At RescueMD, the team offers various women's health services, including:
A well-woman exam is a routine checkup that assesses your physical and neurological health. Your RescueMD provider tailors the appointment based on your age, medical history, and individual goals.
A Pap test is a preventive screening. It's used to detect cervical cancer. During a Pap test, your provider collects a sample of cells from your cervix with a cotton swab. They send the swab to a lab that analyzes your sample for the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells.
During a breast exam, your provider gently feels your breasts for the presence of abnormal lumps or growths. If they detect anything abnormal, they can refer you to a radiology facility for a more advanced screening, like a mammogram.
Family planning refers to contraceptives. If you're sexually active but aren't interested in starting a family, the team can recommend several kinds of birth control, including oral, intrauterine, and injectable versions.
Treatment of menopause symptoms
Menopause, the end of a woman's fertility, occurs when she's gone 12 full months without a menstrual cycle. It's a normal part of getting older but comes with uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and irritability. The team can help ease these symptoms through healthy lifestyle changes, medicine, and/or hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Why is women's health important?
Women's health is important because it alerts you to potentially severe health problems before you experience severe symptoms. What's more, it educates you on the importance of exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and participating in preventive care.
To receive comprehensive women's health in a welcoming environment, make an appointment at RescueMD by calling the nearest office or booking online today.