Your annual exam is important to screen for a variety of conditions, including breast and cervical cancer, HPV infection, osteoporosis or prenatal health needs. In addition, heavy periods are a problem that affects 1 out of every 5 women, and we're here to help. Studies have shown that many women who suffer from heavy periods do not bring the subject up with their doctors or seek treatment. Don't let that be you! Heavy periods are not something with which you have to live – they can be treated.