ABOUT WELL-WOMAN EXAMS
When you need to see a gynecologist for your annual well-woman exam, consider seeing our board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Deanah Jibril, at Willowbend Med Spa. She is the medical director of this office and has practiced gynecology in the Plano, TX area for more than 20 years. Dr. Jibril will perform the necessary tests based on your age and symptoms you are currently experiencing. In order to evaluate your feminine health effectively, she will be asking personal questions about your health, medications, family health history, sexual health, and more. She is known (by many patients) to take her time in getting to know you to make recommendations in your best interest. You can expect a physical, pelvic, and breast exam, and (if necessary) a pap smear during your appointment.
If needed or requested, Dr. Jibril can also provide guidance and services in women’s health:
- Abnormal cramping, irregular periods, and/or heavy bleeding during menstruation
- Aesthetic of your feminine areas
- Adolescent gynecology (discuss physical changes in puberty and sexual development
- Breast exams and how to perform self-examinations
- Consultation for contraception
- Pregnancy testing (urine and blood tests)
- Female surgery information
- Fertility evaluations
- Infertility specialist referrals
- Menopause/ Hormone Replacement Therapy consultations
- Mammogram information
- Self-care for menstruation
- Sexually-transmitted disease testing
- Urinary or bowel incontinence
- Family planning (prenatal/obstetrical care)
In the caring atmosphere of our Willowbend Med Spa, we want you to feel comfortable to ask questions about your feminine health. Women of all ages can have a well-woman exam with Dr. Jibril. We are accepting new patients. Please call and schedule your exam.
We offer well-woman examinations to women of all ages, and as your body changes, your gynecological care and testing may evolve as well.
The beginning of your physical exam will start a lot like an appointment with your primary care physician. One of Dr. Jibril’s nurses will document your height, weight, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. This nurse may also ask you questions to assist Dr. Jibril in making your appointment run smoothly. You will be asked to change into a paper gown before the doctor enters the room. She will then enter the room to perform your exams, which may include the following examinations or testing:
Your pelvic exam
During the pelvic exam, she will visually and manually inspect the outside of your vagina. Dr. Jibril may also feel by hand (just two gloved fingers) your cervix, uterus, and ovaries while pushing on your lower abdomen simultaneously to determine if there are any abnormalities. Then, she will insert a medical instrument called a speculum to open up the area for Dr. Jibril to have an unobstructed view of your cervix and vaginal walls. This is an important step. She will look and feel for infection, abrasions, moles, lumps, discoloration of the tissues, discharge, and more based on any symptoms you may have.
Your pap smear
If a pap smear (or pap test) is necessary at this exam, Dr. Jibril will take a sample of cells by brushing your vaginal walls and cervix. The cells will be sent off to be tested for cervical cancer. This will be performed in tandem with your pelvic exam as you will already be in position for the test.
Your breast exam
While you are still on your back on the examination table, Dr. Jibril will perform your breast examination. She will carefully take a look at each breast, feeling them one at a time for lumps and abnormal tissues. You can expect her to also feel the inside of your armpits for abnormalities as well. A mammogram will be recommended if she feels something during the exam.
Your blood work
We may take blood so that Dr. Jibril can assess your current hormone levels (estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and more). She may also want to check your thyroid levels as well. She will only request the blood tests that are necessary for your treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH WELL-WOMAN EXAM
Based on your age or symptoms, we may request additional testing outside of the regular well-woman visit or send you to a specialist with a referral. These follow-up test can include (but are not limited to):
- Upper or lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract exam or x-ray
- Routine or a diagnostic mammogram
- Sexually-transmitted disease testing
- Ultrasounds or sonograms
- Updates on immunizations
- Screening for the loss of bone density (osteoporosis)
She may also refer you for other health issues to specialists in the area you are experiencing symptoms or health complications.
SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED EXAM
To be on top of your health, any age (after your first menstrual cycle) is the right age to have an annual a well-woman exam, especially if you have painful, irregular periods. Our experienced team at WIllowbend Med Spa has the knowledge and compassion to give you the gynecological services you need to live and be well. If you would like to contact our Plano, TX office of Willowbend Med Spa, we invite you to call and schedule an exam with Dr. Jibril for your gynecological care.