A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs and providing well-woman health care that focuses primarily on the reproductive organs.
Time to Visit The Gynecologist
A gynecologist is recommend for annual screening and any time a woman has concerns about symptoms such as pelvic, vulvar, and vaginal pain or abnormal bleeding from the uterus.
Conditions Commonly Treated by Gynecologists Include:
- issues on pregnancy, fertility, menstruation, and menopause
- polycyclic ovary syndrome
- family planning, including contraception, sterilization, and pregnancy termination
- urinary and fecal incontinence
- premalignant conditions, such as endometrial hypoplasia, and cervical dysplasia
- congenital abnormalities of the female reproductive tract
- sexuality, including health issues relating to same-sex and bisexual relationships
- sexual dysfunction
At What Age Should I Visit a Gynecologist
A gynecologist can treat a girl or a woman at any age. Dr.sunny recommends starting to visit a gynecologist from the age of 13 to 15 years.
Building up a relationship with the doctor enables a girl or woman to be more comfortable asking questions about menstruation, sexuality, and so on, and provides a point of contact if symptoms occur in the future.
It also gives the doctor a chance to guide a woman’s overall welfare in the long term, through counseling on important health and lifestyle issues.
Dr. Sunny recommends visiting a gynecologist at least once a year for an annual checkup.
- screening, evaluation, and advice
- immunizations based on age and risk factors
- a pelvic examination and a breast examination, as appropriate for the patient’s age
You may have to give a blood or urine sample for a screening test.
Regular visits to a well-woman clinic enable the individual to keep up to date on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and minimize health risks at each age.