What All You Should Expect From A Gynecologistby Ankita Sehgal Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi
Women have ever-changing bodies. Right from the age when they hit puberty till they reach menopause, they continue to transform physically. Hence visiting a gynecologist regularly is important.
Speaking about intimate issues to a complete stranger is not something anyone is used to. Naturally, it can be challenging, however, it is essential that women schedule an appointment with their gynecologist every few months to ensure their reproductive health.
Trusting your gynecologist is very important because more than physical problems, you are also bound to share your vulnerability, fertility issues, and psychological issues with your gyne. Choosing a good gynecologist is a task to accomplish and there are certain things that should ask beforehand to be sure of everything. Here are a few things every woman should ask their gyne.
Ask about the side effects linked to birth control
Women taking the pill experience side effects such as nausea, headaches, mood changes, breast tenderness or a drop in libido. Additionally, women using copper IUDs experience increased menstrual pain and bleeding during the initial months. Speak to your gynecologist about the issues you may be facing with your birth control method, as they are trained in the knowledge of contraceptives and will help you find the right method. You can also seek help for infertility treatment in Delhi if you are in a kind of hurry.
Is taking a genetic test important?
Sometimes taking a genetic test is important for female fertility treatment. To predict if your partner has a possibility of passing on a genetic mutation there exist carrier screenings that make use of blood or saliva that can help you foresee such mutations. A gynecologist can refer you to the appropriate genetic counselor that can, in turn, help you figure out the pros and cons of your decision.
Gauging the risk for breast cancer
Gynecologists may make use of a tool called Gail model for women over the age of 35, which calculates the risk based on factors such as race, history, and family. An online version is available on cancer.gov where women can assess the risk on their own. Always inform your gynecologist about any swelling, lumps, and change in breast size and nipple discharge you may experience.
These are a few of the important questions women must make sure they ask their gynecologist on their first visit. First visits can be nerve-wracking, but gynecologists are trained professionals and will help you understand your body and the reproductive system better.
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