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10 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Gynecologist

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10 Questions Every Woman Should Ask Her Gynecologist

#10: How do I perform a proper breast self-exam? Many women don’t regularly examine their breasts and surrounding tissues for lumps, figuring they’ll wait until their next well woman check-up. Yet, the recommended frequency for pap smear tests has expanded in recent years from once a year to as seldom as once every three or five years, depending on a woman’s age. Five years (and even one year) is much too long to wait for a breast exam—this is why knowing how to perform a breast self-exam is so important. A good doctor will demonstrate how to do a self-exam,...

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