Physical Exams for Women: What to Expect
Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD
Regular physical exams help your doctor track any changes in your body that may mean you have an underlying disease or condition. Without regular check-ups, you might not know you have a health condition. When an illness or health condition starts out, you might not have any symptoms. And, you may overlook developing symptoms until the condition is in later stages.
Many health conditions are easier to treat when your doctor diagnoses them earlier on. Having regular physical exams can help your healthcare provider catch and treat health concerns earlier. This may keep you from needing more extensive treatment. You can discuss any questions you have about health conditions by visiting your doctor for a regular physical exam.