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Well Woman Exams Specialist

Triangle Women's Center

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, & Cary, NC

From a teenager's first gynecologic visit through menopause, women need a gynecologist who listens to their concerns and provides the highest quality medical care. At Triangle Women's Center in Fuquay-Varina, Cary, and Morrisville, North Carolina, Haritha Nadendla, MD, FACOG, offers the type of compassionate, individualized care women appreciate. Dr. Nadendla helps women prevent health problems and maintain optimal wellness throughout their lifetime with well-woman exams. To schedule your well-woman exam, call the office, or use the online booking feature.

Well Woman Exams Q & A

Why do I need routine well-woman exams?

Annual well-woman exams are important because they focus on preventive health care. Many gynecological problems develop inside your body for years before they cause symptoms.

When you have a routine checkup, Dr. Nadendla at Triangle Women's Center can detect the signs of a problem at an early stage. These exams allow her to begin treatment early and prevent the problem from causing complications.

When should I schedule a well-woman exam?

Young women should schedule their first well-woman exam at Triangle Women’s Center between the ages of 13-15. At this appointment, the focus is on getting to know Dr. Nadendla and having the opportunity to ask questions. Teens do not need a pelvic exam unless they have a problem or are sexually active.

Women should have their first complete pelvic examination and Pap smear when they turn 21. Then they should schedule annual well-woman exams throughout their adult life.

What should I expect during my well-woman exam?

At each exam, your provider checks your weight and blood pressure, and you have a breast exam and a full pelvic exam. Many other services are available at your well-woman exam, including:

  • Birth control
  • Pap smear
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Weight management
  • Vaccinations as needed
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Pre-pregnancy planning, including infertility assessments
  • Chronic disease management
  • Menopause management

A Pap smear screens for cervical cancer. During a Pap smear, Dr. Nadendla swabs a sample of cells from your cervix and sends the sample to a lab for examination under a microscope. 

If your Pap smear results indicate abnormal cellular changes, Dr. Nadendla performs a colposcopy to examine your cervix and evaluate treatment options for abnormal tissue.

Dr. Nadendla also orders lab work as needed during a well-woman exam and reminds you when it’s time for screenings such as breast cancer (mammogram) and osteoporosis. 

What contraceptives are available?

You can receive the full range of birth control options at Triangle Women’s Center. Some of the methods patients of the practice prefer include:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives)
  • Nexplanon® (implanted in your arm)
  • NuvaRing® (ring placed around your cervix)
  • Intrauterine device or IUD (placed inside your uterus)
  • Birth control patch (placed on your skin)

While many of these methods use hormones, the copper IUD uses an alloy to inhibit the action of sperm and eggs. While some IUDs also contain hormones, copper IUDs do not. This option is as effective as a hormone-containing IUD and an excellent choice for women who are sensitive to hormone contraceptives.

Of the contraceptives listed here, all types of IUDs and the Nexplanon implant are long-lasting, reversible contraceptives. They're inserted once, prevent pregnancies from 3-10 years depending on which one you use, and you can easily have them removed when you want to become pregnant. These devices are also 99% effective.

To schedule your annual well-woman exam, call Triangle Women’s Center, or use the online booking feature.