Women's Health Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

No matter how many advances women make in society, the medical issues they face remain the same. The expert healthcare providers at Grace Family Health treat women’s health issues, including conditions related to their sexual organs and problems associated with neglecting themselves while caring for others. Don’t put off your woman’s health exam any longer: Call or make an appointment online today at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California.

Women's Health

What are women’s health issues?

Estrogen helps to regulate your menstrual cycle and causes women to experience unique health issues and conditions. The providers at Grace Family Health treat women’s health issues associated with estrogen’s effects on your musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems and your brain. Some of the symptoms that often accompany women’s health issues include:

  • Irritability and menstrual cramps associated with PMS
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats

What happens during a women’s health examination?

It’s best to visit Grace Family Health for your first women’s health exam when symptoms become an issue or between the ages of 13 and 15. Your provider will discuss your period, especially if it’s heavy, painful, or irregular.

Well-women exams begin around age 21 and include:

Pelvic exam

Your doctor at Grace Family Health looks for cysts and other issues by examining your vulva and the opening of your vagina. Your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus are checked using a speculum to separate the walls of your vagina and gloved lubricated fingers.

Pap smear

Your doctor will also perform a Pap smear during your women’s health visit. This exam collects cells from your cervix and tests them for changes resulting from the sexually transmitted disease HPV.  

Breast exam

When you visit Grace Family Health for a women’s health exam, your doctor examines your breasts, nipples, and armpits. This clinical breast exam helps detect lumps in your breasts.

Mammogram

Through the use of a special X-ray, mammograms help detect breast cancer early by finding lumps too tiny to be felt during a clinical breast exam.

Your annual exam is an excellent time to talk to your provider about birth control and STD testing, as well as other issues related to women’s health and wellness, including:

  • Violence 
  • Disabilities and their unique challenges
  • Osteoporosis and bone health
  • Menopause 

Why are women’s health exams important?

Women’s health exams at Grace Family Health help catch health issues early and help strengthen your relationship by keeping your primary care physician informed about your health and your personal life.

As compared to men, women:

  • Die more often following a heart attack. 
  • Show more signs of depression and anxiety.
  • Suffer from osteoarthritis in higher numbers
  • Have more urinary tract problems and issues associated with STDs.

To discuss your women’s health issues, call or make an appointment online today at Grace Family Health in Murrieta, Temecula, and Menifee, California.