Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Annual Well-Woman Exam Specialist

Women's health is complex, and that is why Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates offers complete women's health care by women practitioners in Milford and Westport, Connecticut. Our OB-GYN specialists offer and recommend annual well-woman exams for all women patients to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Annual Well-Woman Exam Q & A

What is the Annual Women's Wellness Exam?

The annual women's wellness exam is a yearly gynecological exam. It is for women who are aged 13 and older and may involve a pelvic exam and pap smear. However, the wellness exam is not just about your gynecological state of health, it is also about your entire health picture.

Why Do I Need and Annual Health Wellness Exam?

For young women, your annual health exam is an opportunity to learn about your body as it changes or about changes that have already occurred. If you are sexually active, then you can talk with your doctor about contraception, ask questions, and get to know your doctor. At the Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates, all of the doctors are women so they understand what it is like to have to ask a doctor personal questions.

For women who are aged 21 and older, expect to have a pelvic exam. If you are under age 30 you should also get a pap smear. Both are important parts of your overall health. Your pelvic exam helps to identify potential health problems, such as the development of fibroids. The pap smear helps to determine the presence of HPV, which is a pre-indicator for cervical cancer, and also may show if you have cervical cancer. This is also a time to begin the conversation about becoming pregnant, pre-conceptual planning, and to explore options for contraception and birth control.

How Often Should I Have a Pap Smear if I am Over 30?

The answer to that question depends on your health, the results of past pap smear tests, and family history. Typically, if your pap smears have been negative for the past five years, then your doctor may decide that you should have a pap smear every other year. You should still have an annual wellness exam each year.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

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  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

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  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
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