How Gynecology Visits Change Throughout Your Life

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Why GYN visits always matter

If you don’t need an annual pap or have finished menopause, you may feel you don’t need to see your GYN regularly. But Dr. Gray reminds us that gynecologists perform many important exams that your primary physician does not. If someone skips their GYN visits, Dr. Gray warns, “Then that person does not get evaluated for breast exams. Their physician may not do breast exams. So who is doing the breast exam? Who is looking in the vagina? Who is feeling your uterus and your ovaries? If someone has a new sexual partner, who is doing the STD screening? There is way more to a GYN exam than a pap smear. A female needs a GYN exam every year. Just like you see a primary care doctor every year.”

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