About Your Annual Exam
During your annual gyn exam, your doctor or other health care professional will perform a number of important tests.
In addition, a large number of women also learn about their birth control options, and about how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases (STD
s). If you are sexual active then you may be at risk for an STD
. A gynecological exam is a good time to get tested and to receive treatment if needed. Approximately 1/3 to 1/4 of females between the ages of 16-24 years old have Chlamydia. We suggest that if you are sexually active or have been in the past, that you get tested for chlamydia. Women who also think that they might be pregnant or would like to plan a pregnancy a gyn exam will better prepare you.
IMPORTANT: Symptoms Needing Immediate Attention
If You Suffer From These Symptoms:
Please call Student Health Services and schedule an appointment!
- Severe pain in the lower abdomen
- Vaginal pain, swelling, itchiness, or discharge
- Breast lumps, breast discharge, or changes in breast size
- Severe menstrual cramps or menstrual irregularity
- Blood in the urine
- Exposure to an STD
These are some symptoms that you can not ignore!