When Should You See A Gynecologist for the First Time?

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Dr. Manu Lakshmi

11 Dec 2023

What is a Gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases that affect the female reproductive system. These issues develop in the female reproductive tract specifically in the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and breasts.

Gynecologists deal with all facets of female sexual health like preventive care, cancer screenings and physical exams. These are some of the services and tests that gynecologists provide:

  • Pelvic exams.
  • Pap tests.
  • Cancer screenings.
  • Tests that check for the presence or absence of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Family planning.
  • Issues relating to menstruation or menopause.

When Should You See a Gynecologist?

Women should regularly see a gynecologist starting from the age of 15 years. They are advised to visit a gynecologist once every year for a general health checkup. However, beyond checkups, you should see a gynecologist if you have a gynecological illness. These are the signs and symptoms that show that you may need to see a gynecologist:

  • Painful periods:

While periods are normally uncomfortable, if you have lower belly cramps, sore breasts, and headaches during your periods, you may have a more serious condition.

  • Vaginal bleeding:

If you have unexpected vaginal bleeding — for example, after menopause — then you should see a gynecologist to find out why.

  • Discomfort during sex:

A gynecologist can inform you about the risks that you should consider. For example, if you have sex with more than one person, then there is a greater risk of you getting infected by HPV.

  • Difficulty getting pregnant:

If you have issues relating to pregnancy and fertility, you need to speak to a gynecologist. They will provide you with treatments that can increase your fertility, including, medications and surgeries.

  • Pain or lumps in your breast:

If you have pain or lumps in your breast then you need to do a mammogram or a breast ultrasound. Your gynecologist can educate you about the urgency of getting breast imaging.

  • Vaginal odor:

If there is an unpleasant and different smell coming from your vagina then you should speak to your gynecologist. He or she will be able to tell if you are dealing with a bacterial growth or a vaginal infection and will be able to prescribe the correct medication to cure it.

Gynecologists in Chennai: There are many gynecological hospitals in the city. You need to go to the best gynecologists that you can find. That is why you should come to the Chennai Gynecology Clinic since it has the best gynecologists in Chennai

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