Women’s Health

Women’s Health services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

To stay in good health or detect possible medical problems before they cause complications, see the specialists at CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia. The experienced internal medicine, family medicine, and primary care providers offer comprehensive women’s health care to women of all ages. Call the office today to schedule a women’s health exam or use the online scheduler.

Women’s Health Q&A

What is women’s health care?

Women’s health care at CN Internal Medicine includes top-quality medical care designed with women’s specific needs in mind. It includes medical evaluations, diagnostic testing, physical exams, and treatments that keep you as healthy as possible.

What are common women’s health concerns?

Common medical conditions women face include:

  • Breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Gynecological problems
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

See the CN Internal Medicine team if you’re due for an annual women’s health exam or you develop unusual symptoms. Examples include pelvic pain, fatigue, unusual menstrual bleeding, or a lump in your breast tissue.

What should I expect during women’s health visits?

During women’s health exams at CN Internal Medicine, your provider completes the following: Vital signs assessment Your specialist weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. Your BMI is a number expressing the relationship between your weight and height. Medical history evaluation Your women’s health specialist reviews your symptoms you may have, medical history, and lifestyle, as well as the medication you’re taking. Physical exam They complete a physical exam to assess your health and look for signs of medical problems. Your provider evaluates your eyes, ears, throat, reflexes, heartbeat, and breathing. They offer a pelvic exam to screen for gynecological problems and a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer. Diagnostic screening You might also need blood tests, an STD screening, urine tests, a biopsy, an electrocardiogram (EKG), an ultrasound, a mammogram, and other imaging procedures to diagnose women’s health problems and help your specialist choose an effective treatment. Treatment CN Internal Medicine offers medication prescriptions, birth control, nutrition counseling, hormone therapy, vaccinations, and other treatments for women. They might refer you to a specialist if you have a complex medical problem.

When should I schedule women’s health appointments?

Book a women’s health visit at CN Internal Medicine at least once a year for a routine wellness checkup. See your provider if you have concerns about your health, develop unusual symptoms, become ill, or are injured. Call the CN Internal Medicine office today or book an appointment online to schedule a women’s health exam.