Well Woman Exam & Contraception Specialist

Odette N. Limosnero, MD

Gynecologist & Integrative Medicine Doctor located in Carrollton, TX

A well woman exam, and proper contraception, are a great place to start practicing good health habits. At her offices in Roots Integrative Gynecology, Dr. Limosnero offers patients in Carrollton, TX and the Dallas, Fort Worth, and DFW areas a number of services to maintain a strong health for women from the beginning of their reproductive years and on.

Well Woman Exam & Contraception Q & A

What is Well Woman Exam?

A well woman exam is a routine exam recommended to women of reproductive assess reproductive health. Having a routine wellness exam is an opportunity to detect any problems early. This offers a better chance at treating them before they pose serious risks to your health later on.

What is Involved in a Well Woman Exam?

Wellness exams can differ from patient to patient. They generally include:

  • Breast examination
  • Pelvic examination
  • Pap smear
  • General physical
  • Review of your health history
  • Medication refills
  • Update on immunizations
  • Update of current medications

Additional screenings may include:

  • Mammograms
  • STD Test
  • Colon Cancer Screenings

What is a Pap Smear?

A Pap Smear detects abnormalities that occur in a woman’s cervix that may lead to cancer. It is recommended that women begin getting regular pap smears starting from age 21, with subsequent screenings repeated every 2 years.

How Effective Are Birth Control Methods?

Contraception is a method used to prevent pregnancy but also in family planning. It is also known as fertility control or birth control. There are various methods of birth control available. Speak with your doctor to decide which method of birth control is the right for you. Although some birth control methods may be more effective than others, the effectiveness of birth control really comes down to using the birth control as directed. Abstinence (abstaining from sex) is the only 100% proven way to avoid unwanted pregnancy. Other methods of birth control include:

  • Birth Control Pills
  • Female Condom
  • Cervical Cap
  • Condoms
  • Injectable Contraception
  • Contraceptive Film
  • Intrauterine Contraception
  • Contraceptive Foam
  • The Patch
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • The Ring
  • Contraceptive Sponge
  • The Shield
  • Contraceptive Suppositories
  • Diaphragm