Women may feel embarrassed and uncomfortable asking some personal things to their gynecologist. Feeling awkward is completely normal but remember that your doctor has probably heard it all. You can ask your doctor all the uncomfortable and scary questions you’ve been dreading to ask. But being open with your doctor is important to make sure that you receive the right care that you need.
Before going to your gynecologist, make sure that you prepare all your questions. List them all up and make sure that you cover all your bases and ask them all to your doctor.
We’ve list down a guideline of questions that you could ask your gynecologist.
1. Are my recurring yeast infection or UTI normal?
Having a yeast infection every after menstrual period or having urinary tract infection after sexual intercourse is not normal. Some women may dismiss this when they encounter this condition or thought that they could deal with this on their own. It is important that you ask your gynecologist directly so you can be given the appropriate treatment needed.
2. Do I really need a mammogram?
Typically, your gynecologist won’t recommend that you undergo mammogram until you’re on your mid-forties. But if you have a family history of breast cancer, it is recommended that you get tested at an early age and get annual screening thereafter.
3. How will I know that something is not right with my vaginal discharge?
Having vaginal discharge is normal and healthy and is usually not a cause of concern. The same goes for odor, especially if you just had your period or have just exercised. But if you start to feel discomfort, or noticed an abnormal change in your vaginal discharge, it might be time that you have it checked and ask your gynecologist about it.
4. Why is my period so painful?
Period cramps, sore breast and head and body aches are common before and during your period. But if your pain too overwhelming and is affecting your day-to-day routine, it is time that you discuss it with your gynecologist. It could also be a sign of some other medical condition.
5. Why is it painful when I have sex?
Some women may enjoy having sex, but some women also feel pain and discomfort when having sexual intercourse. There are many circumstances that could cause painful sex, such as lack of lubrication, side effects of medications or hormonal changes. It is something that you should ask your gynecologist if you are experiencing this condition.
These are just guidelines so you could jumpstart with your own list of questions that you could ask your gynecologist. Prepare your list at least a week early before you go to your appointment so you don’t forget any concerns that you may have.
Aside from this, here are some of the things that you should also discuss with your gynecologist.
1. Your medical history
This includes your family’s medical history of diseases, this will help your gynecologist create a proper treatment plan for you. They may also want to know your:
· Latest pap smear test and result
· Diseases and other health conditions including mental, physical, and sexually transmitted diseases
· Medications that you are currently taking
2. Unusual growths, swellings, and bumps
A woman may feel and notice something around the vagina or labia. These could be a simple cut from shaving or an ingrown hair. Although these bumps are usually benign, it could also feel worrisome. Talk to your gynecologist so he or she can perform an examination. It could also be a sign of an STD or other medical condition.
3. Sexual history
This could be an embarrassing topic of discussion with your doctor. But this is one of the most important topics that you should talk with your doctor. Discuss with them any previous condition or STD that you’ve had. With this, your doctor can determine why you experience pain, if any, during intercourse and can also answer any questions you may have concerning your sexual health and problems.
4. Pregnancy and fertility
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or trying to become one. They can offer valuable advice if you are trying to conceive.
Remember, your doctor can help you get the care you need. If you are looking for a gynecologist that you can trust, you can book your appointment at Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center. At Doral Health and Wellness – Women’s Health Center, we provide women with quality health care services. Our specialists aim to deliver the highest quality of healthcare. We work with our patients in diagnosing and formulating treatment plans for their condition. To book an appointment, you can visit us 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY or call us at 347-955-3465. You can also visit our website at http://www.gynecologistbrooklyn.com/