Annual Exams Specialist

The Ob-Gyn Center

OBGYNs located in Las Vegas, NV

From their first gynecology visit, through menopause and into their retirement years, women want a gynecologist who listens to their concerns and cares for their physical and emotional health. That’s the type of compassionate care you’ll receive from the doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center. You can count on their experience and dedication to using the latest technology to ensure you receive the best gynecologic care possible. If it’s time to schedule your annual exam, call the office in Las Vegas, Nevada, or book an appointment online.

Annual Exams Q & A

The Ob-Gyn Center

Why are annual exams important for my health?

Your annual exam is all about preventive health care. Here’s why that’s so important: Many gynecological problems can develop for years before they cause symptoms. When you schedule annual exams, your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center can detect and treat health conditions at their earliest stage, before they have time to cause serious problems.

What should I expect during my annual exam?

Your annual exam includes a review of your medical history, a check of your weight and blood pressure, and a thorough breast and pelvic exam. You may also receive additional services, depending on your needs, including:

  • Pap smear
  • STD testing
  • STD counseling
  • Menopause management
  • Weight counseling
  • Contraceptive management
  • In-office obstetric and gynecologic ultrasounds

Your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center orders lab work as needed, either to screen for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, or to test for any concerns that may come up during your exam. You’ll also be reminded if it’s time to have health screenings like a mammogram or bone density testing.

What birth control options are available?

The team at The Ob-Gyn Center provide the full range of birth control options. The methods used most often by their patients include:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
  • Nexplanon® (small rod implanted in your arm)
  • NuvaRing® (ring placed around you cervix)
  • Birth control patch (placed on your skin)
  • IUD (placed inside your uterus)

All these methods except one type of IUD contain hormones that stop your ovaries from releasing an egg. Birth control pills must be taken daily, but methods like Nexplanon, NuvaRing, the patch, and hormonal IUDs slowly release their hormones to prevent pregnancy for a longer time:

  • Nexplanon: prevents pregnancy for up to three years
  • NuvaRing: stays in for three weeks, you take it out for one week, then you insert a new ring
  • Birth control patch: stays in place for three weeks, off for one week, then you put on a new patch
  • Hormone-containing IUDs: inserted once and may stay in for 3-5 years
  • Copper IUD: inserted once and can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years

Of course, you can have an IUD or any of the extended methods removed (either by you or your doctor) whenever you choose, but it’s good to know they’re safe and effective for an extended period of time.

To schedule your annual well-woman exam, call The Ob-Gyn Center or use the online booking feature.