How Often Should You Visit the Gynaecologist?

When to see a gynaecologist or visiting a gynaecologist is integral to maintaining your overall health and well-being. Many women ask us, “How often should you visit the gynaecologist?” The answer varies depending on your age, health history, and specific needs.

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In this blog post, we will advise on first visits, regular check-ups and other times to make an appointment.

When Should You First Visit A Gynae?

Your first gynaecological exam should ideally take place when you turn 21 or earlier if you are sexually active. This initial visit is an excellent opportunity to establish a comfortable relationship with your gynaecologist, discuss any concerns regarding your menstrual cycle, sexual activities, and contraception, and learn about your body.

How Often Should You Go For A Regular Check-Up?

After your first visit, regular annual check-ups are recommended for most women. These visits play a crucial role in preventative care and often include pelvic exams, pap smear tests, and breast examinations. Regular check-ups allow us to monitor your overall reproductive health and promptly address any potential issues.

However, the frequency of these visits can be personalised based on your health record, age, and lifestyle. For example, we might recommend more frequent visits if you have a history of gynaecological issues like PCOS or endometriosis.

When Should You Go To Gynae Outside Of Regular Check-Ups?

Apart from your routine check-ups, there are certain situations where you should schedule a visit to the gynaecologist, for example:

  • If you experience symptoms such as abnormal vaginal discharge, severe menstrual pain, irregular periods, or any other unusual symptoms.
  • If you are considering becoming pregnant, a pre-conception visit will help ensure you are in optimal health for a healthy pregnancy.
  • If you are going through menopause and need advice on managing symptoms.

Now that you have an answer to the question “How often should you visit the gynaecologist?”, perhaps it is time to make an appointment. Remember, your health is our priority, and we are committed to providing you with the best possible care. So, whether you are due for your regular check-up or experiencing specific concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!