Every woman should have easy access to basic annual exams to ensure their sexual and reproductive health is in good shape. AxessPointe Community Health Centers is that place for you. We offer women’s well visits at our nearby location in Kent, Ohio, as well as convenient appointment times. We cover all the necessities, so you can rest easy.
Why do I need a wellness exam every year?
A woman’s well visit should be completed annually and focus on your reproductive and breast health. Most often, serious health issues can be mitigated if they are caught early, and your yearly exam helps to make that happen. Additionally, we can answer questions you may have about your body, including issues with your period, menopause, birth control or anything that keeps you up at night.
What women’s health services does the AxessPointe Kent location offer?
Here, we treat typical gynecological problems, including yeast infections, UTIs (for guys too), menopause, cervical cancer screenings, colposcopies and LEEPs for further evaluation. Here is more information about each issue:
Fungus causes inflammation, intense itchiness and thick, white discharge from the vagina. Infections can be cured with oral or topical antifungal.
Urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria that infects any part of the urinary system, kidney, bladder or urethra and can be treated with an antibiotic.
In your late 40s, you will cease to have your period as your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness or sleep disturbances.
Also referred to as a Pap smear, a medical professional collects cells from your cervix to test for cervical cancer. This test should be performed every three to five years to catch the development of cancer early.
A medical professional uses a colposcope to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease, such as cancer. This test is often performed after an abnormal Pap test.
A medical professional uses a small electrical wire loop to remove abnormal cells from the cervix following abnormal results from a Pap test, colposcopy or biopsy.
What about my breast health?
At AxessPointe in Kent we also perform breast exams and evaluate your concerns. If it seems as though a mammogram would be helpful, we will order a diagnostic mammogram and refer you to a breast health center. We can also evaluate testing for BRCA mutation—genes that may increase the risk of female breast and ovarian cancers—to evaluate concerns.
Trust AxessPointe With Your Health
There is nothing more important than your health, and the compassionate staff at AxessPointe in Kent is ready to help you maintain your annual wellness exam. You deserve to feel safe and healthy, and it is our goal to ensure you do. Make a list of all your reproductive health questions, then please call 330-673-1016 to schedule your appointment today.