How does Women’s Wellness Screening work?
During your women’s wellness screening, your obstetrician/gynaecologist will work closely with you to create a personalised plan that caters to your specific needs.
The screening process typically involves several steps, these are:
- Consultation: to discuss your medical history, concerns, and goals to help understand your unique health profile and tailor the screening accordingly.
- Physical examinations: this may include measures of your vital signs, body mass index (BMI), and a visual inspection of your overall health.
- Medical assessments: this may involve specialised tests such as blood work, mammograms, Pap smears, bone density scans, and other relevant screenings based on your age and medical history.
- Results: your obstetrician/gynaecologist will explain any findings, address your concerns, and provide recommendations for further action (if necessary).
- Personalised treatment or care plan: this can include lifestyle modifications, preventive measures, or referrals to specialists for further evaluation or treatment.
How often should I go for a Women's Wellness Screening in Singapore?
To maintain optimal health and wellness, it is generally recommended that you undergo regular women’s wellness screening. The frequency of these screenings may vary depending on various factors, including your age, personal health history, and risk factors.
As a general guideline, some recommendations for the frequency of women’s wellness screenings are:
- Reproductive health: annual (pelvic examination, Pap smear, and breast examination).
- Mammograms: once every 1 to 2 years (age 40 and above).
- Bone density: as recommended (age 65 or earlier if you have specific risk factors).
- Cardiovascular health: as recommended.
It is important to consult with your obstetrician/gynaecologist to determine the appropriate number of women’s wellness screenings necessary based on your individual needs and risk factors.