Regular well women exams help detect gynecological conditions before serious problems arise. At Alpha OBGYN in Alpharetta and Cumming, Georgia, Dr. Sowmya Reddy completes comprehensive gynecology exams including Pap tests in a warm, welcoming atmosphere so you can achieve and maintain optimal reproductive health. Call today to schedule your next well women’s exam, or use the online scheduling tool.

Dr. Reddy and her OB/GYN team complete well women’s exams, also known as gynecology exams, to help prevent minor reproductive health conditions from becoming serious. Many of these conditions, such as sexually transmitted diseases and early stages of cervical or breast cancer, are highly treatable when caught early.

What should I expect during a gynecology exam?

During a women’s wellness exam, Dr. Reddy:

  • Goes over your medical history
  • Completes a comprehensive medical exam
  • May take a sample of cells from your cervix (Pap test)
  • Might order lab tests
  • May recommend imaging tests, such as mammograms
  • Answers questions you have about reproductive health

If you have questions about temporary or permanent birth control or family planning, Dr. Reddy helps you decide which next steps to take.

Which tests might I require?

Each woman has different women’s healthcare needs based on genetic factors and lifestyle habits. That’s why Dr. Reddy uses a personalized, compassionate approach for each patient. She may recommend:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • STD tests
  • Mammograms
  • Ultrasounds
  • Blood tests
  • Pap tests
  • Endometrial or cervical biopsies

These and other diagnostic tests are designed to catch gynecological conditions early before serious problems arise. Dr. Reddy discusses preventive medicine methods and lets you know if minimally invasive surgery is in your future. Gynecological conditions she helps diagnose and treat include:

  • Menopause symptoms
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • STDs
  • Breast and cervical cancers
  • Uterine polyps
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Urinary incontinence

Dr. Reddy performs minor gynecological surgeries during a separate appointment as needed to treat these and other health conditions to improve your reproductive health. If you become pregnant, she and her staff offer low- and high-risk advanced obstetrics care to maximize the health of you and your baby.

How often should I schedule a women’s wellness exam?

Schedule a women’s wellness exam every year, or more often if Dr. Reddy recommends it, based on your individual situation. When you’re ready to stay on top of your reproductive health in a warm, welcoming, professional environment, call Alpha OBGYN today, or use the online scheduling tool.