Complete Healthcare for Women
OB/GYNs located in Loxahatchee, FL
Gynecological health is an important part of a woman’s overall well-being. A teen should start paying attention to her pelvic and reproductive organs early on, and the expert team at Complete Healthcare for Women in Wellington, Florida, can help. At the first teen visit, a girl establishes a relationship with one of the OB/GYNs at our practice and can ask all questions related to sexuality and her periods. Call the office to set up your teen’s first visit or book her appointment online.
First Teen Visit Q & A
When should a teen first visit a gynecologist?
Teens benefit from visiting a gynecologist between the ages of 13-15. This helps her navigate the confusing aspects of growing up and make a smooth transition from pediatric to gynecologic care. A teen must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
These first visits are an opportunity to get to know one of the doctors at Complete Healthcare for Women and ask questions. A comprehensive physical exam may be conducted, but usually, no pelvic exam occurs during this first visit. A comprehensive exam may include an examination of the external genital area to look for any lesions or swelling along with a breast exam.
Why are regular gynecological visits so important?
Taking care of your reproductive organs is part of caring for your overall health. You visit the dentist and eye doctor regularly, and you should also visit a gynecologist to care for your pelvic organs. Regular visits allow the doctors to catch small issues before they escalate into serious conditions. Regular visits also give a teen (or adult woman) the chance to address issues such as pelvic pain, irregular periods, and unusual discharge.
What issues are discussed at a first teen visit to the gynecologist?
Some of the things you may go over at your first appointment include:
- Breast growth
- Birth control
- Body image
You can bring up just about anything that concerns you. The team at Complete Healthcare for Women also makes recommendations about healthy behaviors and works to allay any fears a girl may have about doctor’s visits and health concerns. The practice works hard to create a no-judgment zone so teens can get real answers to serious questions.
When does a teen get her first pelvic exam?
A pelvic exam is generally not recommended until a woman reaches the age of 21. This pelvic exam includes a Pap smear, an important screening test for cervical cancer.
If your teen has problems, such as painful periods, unusual vaginal discharge, or heavy bleeding, she may need a pelvic exam sooner.
Schedule your teen’s first gynecological visit at Complete Healthcare for Women. Call the office or schedule using the online booking system.