Once you hit 65, the focus of your gynecology care may shift. In younger years, it was often focused on your reproductive health such as birth control needs and checking for STDs and STIs. Pap Smears occurred every few years and you may have decided to start a family in there.
But, once you reach 65, the focus will shift from your reproductive health to other issues. Your gynecology appointments may instead start to focus on other women’s issues such as pelvic pain, urinary leakage, vaginal dryness, and more. Your body also changes as you age, your OBGYN can be a safe person to discuss these changes with and bring up concerns.
Women over 65 can still get cancers such as breast cancer or cervical cancer. Your gynecology provider will continue to monitor your health and test for these issues. Though they may recommend an end to Pap Smears, your doctor will continue with other important tests such as mammograms and pelvic exams. The risk of these diseases doesn’t go away, just because you are older.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women should not stop seeing a gynecology provider just because they are older. They still play an important role in your health. If you are in need of gynecological care, contact the team at Georgia OBGYN. We are happy to meet with you, no matter your age, and answer any questions you have. Contact your top Alpharetta and Atlanta OBGYN for your obstetrics and gynecology care.