For women, finding a gynecologist you can trust is an important part of taking control of your overall health and well-being. Receiving consistent gynecological care is vital to ensuring you stay healthy at every stage of your life. At ESP Medical, we are proud to offer the highest quality gynecological care to women in and around the Brockton, MA area.
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in female reproductive health and disease. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that women should see a gynecologist every year beginning when they are around 13 years old. While a full pelvic exam may not be necessary until you turn 21, there are other aspects to visiting a gynecologist that are important for younger women.
Many women find their annual visit to their gynecologist to be somewhat uncomfortable. At ESP Medical, we strive to create a comforting office atmosphere to reduce stress and help you feel welcome when you visit us. We understand that building trust between you and your gynecologist is important so that you feel comfortable talking about potentially intimate issues. Our entire staff takes the trust you place in us very seriously. Please, do not let embarrassment or discomfort keep you from receiving vital medical care that could save your life.
Your annual gynecologist visit will include a breast exam, a pelvic exam, and a pap smear. Each of these examinations is designed to help identify health problems that are unique to women before they become more serious. Early detection for diseases such as breast cancer and cervical dysplasia can make a huge difference in the extent and effectiveness of available treatment. That is why we are so committed to providing this necessary medical care to women in our community.
Your breast exam will include a visual inspection of your breasts, during which your gynecologist will look for signs of shrinking or bulging, and other abnormalities such as the symmetry and color of your breasts. You will also receive a physical exam including palpation of each breast, and a closer examination of your underarm area for any lumps. If you do not know how to perform a self-breast exam, your gynecologist can show you how.
The annual pelvic exam will include inspection of your exterior genitalia, a bimanual exam, and a speculum exam to inspect the interior of your vagina, as well as your cervix and uterus. Depending on your age, you will also receive a pap smear during which a sample of cells will be taken from your cervix and uterine fornix to check for any potential abnormalities, including human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer. We also recommend that women who have not had testing before, or who become involved with a new sexual partner undergo STD testing.
If you are looking for a gynecologist in the Brockton, MA, we hope you will consider ESP Medical. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care available to all women in a confidential and welcoming office environment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with a gynecologist, please call our office today at (508) 232-4887.