For the sake of your health and for a long life with your family follow these tips.
The intimate health of the woman must always be taken into account, and you should not wait to get pregnant or have a serious problem to visit the Gynecologist
Some recommendations to keep in mind for your visit
Many doctors claim that waxing creates irritation and more discomfort at the time of the exam, and waxing makes no difference during the procedure.
It is very important that you be honest with the specialist, regarding your menstrual cycle, whether or not you have pain, as well as aspects related to your life of intimate relationship with your husband, all information helps the Doctor to advise and guide your health intimate
Absolutely agree, it is one of the most uncomfortable and unpleasant studies, and that is one of the main reasons why women avoid going to the gynecologist. But unfortunately it is very necessary, and you may be preventing a greater irreparable evil. If something helps you, the technique of breathing and relaxing helps a lot.
Yes, as I said before, it is a lifelong relationship, you cannot do a Pap smear once and then never again, your doctor will recommend you according to your situation when you will need to return, but if your studies go well, it is recommended once a year.
- Scare instruments, blood test and urine sample
If this is the first time you go to the gynecologist, you will surely be surprised to see the speculum, an instrument that the doctor will use to observe the walls of the vagina, the discharge and the cervix. You may also request a urine sample and a blood test to confirm a pregnancy.
The health of your reproductive system is of vital importance, not only for you as a woman, but also for your adolescent daughters and your entire family, so break the taboos and ask for a consultation with your gynecologist.
A topic that gives “what to talk about”
It is so easy to ask about all health topics when you are with friends or your family, but when it comes to your intimate health, the signs begin, we lower our voice, or we simply avoid talking about it.
I still remember an experience that I had with my mother and that is an example of this reality.
My first child had just been born, visits to the gynecologist were regular, so she was encouraged to tell me about her problem.
He had been suffering from prolapse for a long time and because it was already so uncomfortable and worrying, he decided to face it. Obviously his panic was to visit the specialist, a gynecologist, and that’s why I suggested he visit my gynecologist together.
The experience for her was so traumatic, I think because she never thought that the doctor was going to check her; she left the office offended and angry with him, assuring that he would never return.
Luckily, anticipating these possibilities with the doctor, I requested in advance that in that consultation he do “everything” necessary and preventive that my mother needed because she was sure that I would never set foot in his office again. A month later she had surgery but of course she kept her word never to return. Surely the story sounds funny to you, because I felt partly the same, but my mother had had 5 children, after that she had never returned to a gynecologist.
Why visit a gynecologist?
Gynecology is the science within medicine that is dedicated to the care of the reproductive system of women, so a gynecologist takes care of problems related to the vagina, uterus and ovaries, currently this branch of medicine is involved with the obstetrics that is in charge of caring for women during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium.
According to this definition, the reasons for visiting a gynecologist are not limited only to women who are pregnant, or who started an intimate life with their partner, because under this spectrum many diseases, infections or problems that have nothing to do with an intimate relationship with a partner, such as ovarian cancer, common vaginal infections, infertility or a preventive pap smear.
With this new concept of gynecology, every woman needs to consult a gynecologist at least once a year, at least for prevention.
What is the best age for the first visit
Experts on the subject recommend from 13 -14 years of age to make a consultation about the menstrual cycle, and prevent common vaginal infections.
An article published by El Mundo shows alarming figures about the lack of professional consultation by young women in Spain.
“Only 54% of girls between the ages of 15 and 24 have visited a gynecologist, being shame or ignorance the most common causes.” The experts’ concern is that half of these young women will never have a study in time for the prevention of Human Papilloma Virus.
A relationship for life
As it happened to my mother, the appointment with the gynecologist of all the life, when young to inform you appropriately about your menstrual cycle and prevent future diseases, obviously when you form a family, and with time the normal care that your organs require women to prevent ovarian cancer, breast, prolapse etc.