Women’s health checkup exams and screenings may include a pelvic exam, pap test, mammogram, clinical breast exam and testing for HPV.
Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:
- A pelvic exam – an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
- A Pap test – a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman’s uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
- A clinical breast exam – to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.