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Knowledge & Understanding

Offering Women’s Health Care in Columbus, GA

As an obstetrics practice, Harbison Covenant Healthcare provides a variety of services related to pregnancy and reproductive health, but we offer patients so much more. From breast exams and managing menstruation pain to education about personal health risk factors and providing hysterectomies, our medical team is here to promote greater wellness. We use a variety of testing techniques and treatment options to meet the unique needs of each patient.

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Aspects of Health that Affect Women Differently

Women’s health exams cover similar topics to exams for men, but often these diseases affect men and women differently. From bone density to cardiac events, The signs, symptoms, and diagnoses that differ between men and women can impact your awareness of the issues. At Harbison, we strive for excellence in patient care throughout all areas, including analysis of the following issues in women:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Breast cancer

Learn More About Women’s Health Care

Most people know the signs of a heart attack in men, but many don’t realize that they differ from the common signs in women. Signs for a woman experiencing a cardiac event include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Discomfort or pain in the jaw, neck, back, arm, or shoulder
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Feeling unusually tired

If you think you or someone around you is experiencing a heart attack, call 911.

To learn more about women’s health and to ensure your personal health as a woman, book your appointment at Harbison Covenant Healthcare today.

A breast exam is a short and important exam to look for potentially cancerous lumps or abnormalities in the tissue. It’s very similar to the way a doctor will feel your throat to assess the condition of your lymph nodes and thyroid.

Likely, the exam will take only 10 or 15 minutes. The doctor will use their fingertips to feel for lumps in your breast tissue using light pressure, then medium pressure, then deep pressure. This will help them detect potential lumps in each layer of breast tissue.

To book your breast exam or other women’s health care appointment, contact our team today.

How often you need a breast exam depends on your personal risk factors, including age and family history. Clinical breast exams can be completed at your yearly physical or well-woman exam. Mammograms may be a separate recommendation by your doctor which will also depend on your personal risk factors.

The good news is that you can do self-exams on your breasts daily if you’d like. Talk to your healthcare provider or book an appointment at Harbison Covenant to learn the proper technique for performing a self-exam, as well as

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