What to Expect During a Well Woman Exam

There are some health conditions that only affect women, and regular visits to a clinic can be important for ensuring feminine wellness. If you’re scheduled for an annual well woman exam at your local medical center near Atlanta, then watch this video to learn what you can expect during your clinic appointment.

Your doctor will use an instrument called a speculum to perform the exam, and vaginal and cervical swabs, which look like long Q-Tips, and a cervical brush will be used to collect samples from the vaginal wall and the cervix. You will undress from the waist down and cover yourself with a blanket for the exam, and then lie on your back on the exam table with your feet in stirrups. Finally, remember to breathe and relax while the exam is performed.