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What to Expect with Women’s Health in Your 30sYour 30s is a time when your body begins to transition from younger adult to middle age and your annual women’s health exam will also change to address some issues differently.

Most women in their 30s want to focus on preventing pregnancy or becoming pregnant. You'll discuss contraception and fertility options, preconception counseling, and what might work best for your lifestyle.

If you’re planning to become pregnant, your doctor will help you determine if genetic counseling or screenings are appropriate. If there are medical issues such as obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes, you can take steps to correct or improve those problems prior to pregnancy.

It’s common for a woman in her 30s to develop ovarian cysts during a period and your pelvic exam can detect cysts and lumps in your abdomen. These can be diagnosed with an external ultrasound examination or inside the vagina using an ultrasound wand.

Beginning at age 30, it’s recommended that you start getting tested for human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is common among this age group and often has no symptoms.

Some strains of HPV can cause cervical cancer, genital warts, or oral and neck cancer if left untreated. Many women in their 30s did not receive an HPV vaccine as a child and vaccination is suggested up to the age of 45.

An HPV test can be done at the same time and from the same sample as the Pap test. If there are any abnormalities found, your doctor will determine how often you should come back for testing.

Your 30s are a midpoint for women’s health and adapting to changes during this time makes an annual exam even more important. You can schedule an appointment with us at our centers in Southgate and Brownstown.

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax