Women's Health

Routine & Preventative Care

Welcome to ECU Women’s Physicians, where we specialize in taking care of women’s health. We provide regular pelvic exams, Pap tests and screenings as well as women’s general care, colposcopies and breast exams.

We provide guidance on nutrition, family planning and pregnancy as well as help with problem periods or pelvic pain.

Pelvic exams and Pap tests are generally recommended for women starting at age 21 or upon becoming sexually active. Yearly Pap tests are recommended until age 29. Women who have normal results may skip a year between Pap tests starting at age 30. Pelvic exams also check for signs of infection or conditions related to sexual activity or other health issues.

Some women experience breast pain, lumps or discomfort. These conditions may be related to natural changes in hormonal levels each month. Or, they may indicate another condition. During your exam, your doctor will check your breasts for abnormal lumps, bumps or discharge.

We can talk over steps for keeping a healthy weight, exercising more and eating the right foods. We may discuss vitamins and supplements.

If you are having problems such as infertility, painful periods or irregular bleeding, or incontinence, we can offer treatments and refer you to our specialists if needed.