Scheduling regular visits to your gynaecologist should be part of every woman’s health routine, as these appointments allow you to discuss a range of concerns you may have.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Sometimes, though, you may experience something that falls outside your regular visit, and you may be wondering if it is something you should ask your gynaecologist. We have covered some of these questions in a previous blog post, but here are more women’s health questions that require professional gynaecological services to answer.
1) Is My Menstrual Cycle Within the Normal Range?
Your gynaecologist can give you insights into the “normal” menstrual cycle, including the typical length, duration, and flow. Discussions around anomalies such as irregular cycles, missed periods, heavy flows, and overlong periods can be evaluated and treated where necessary.
2) What Can I Do To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?
If you have experienced several UTI infections, it would be a good idea to discuss this with your gynaecologist for advice on preventing a recurrence. Advice such as practising good hygiene habits, drinking enough water, and urinating before and after sexual activity can be highlighted. Other factors, such as feminine hygiene products, tight-fitting clothing, and reactions to the ingredients in toiletries, can also be discussed.
3) What Can I Do To Manage Menopause Symptoms?
The symptoms of menopause vary from person to person; however, your gynaecologist will recommend some ideas to address some of the more common complaints through lifestyle changes, such as avoiding spicy food and hot drinks and engaging in stress reduction activities such as yoga or meditation.
However, other symptoms will be discussed, and your gynaecologist will make recommendations for treatments such as HRT and medications as necessary to assist you in navigating this transition period.
4) How Often Should I Visit My Gynae?
Outside of irregular conditions such as pain, discomfort, unusual discharge, or odours requiring immediate attention or pregnancy planning, you should schedule an appointment with your gynaecologist at least once a year.
These appointments allow for preventative screenings and general discussions about the goings on in your gynaecological health.
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