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Visiting the gynecologist: 15 reasons to go always

We all know that being healthy is a very important thing for our life. However, when it comes to visiting a doctor, many people don't do it as often as necessary. This it not good, because visiting a doctor is very important.

Visit is necessary for Prevention and early detection:

In the annual screening and early diagnosis , the outer and inner genitalia (outer pubic area, uterus, ovaries / fallopian tubes and bladder) and the female breast are examined. For the early detection of pathological changes eg. on the cervix can prevent the development of cervical cancer. The diagnosis of breast cancer at an early stage has in most cases greater chances of recovery than at an advanced stage.

But it's also about benign diseases:

Often, the hormone status of the woman is reflected in her genitalia. Benign tumors, congenital anomalies and infections can cause long-lasting discomfort or affect fertility in women. Accordingly, they can and should be treated early. For example, women under the age of 25 are screened for chlamydia, a relatively common bacterial that is easily treated with antibiotics.

Itching

Vaginal itching (pruritus) and / or discharge are the result of infectious or noninfectious inflammation of the vaginal mucosa ( vaginitis ), which is often accompanied by vulvar inflammation (vulvovaginitis). Irritation, burning, redness as well as occasionally dysuria and dyspareunia may also show up. The symptoms of vaginitis are among the most common gynecological complaints.

Pregnancy

The best time for a pregnancy test is shortly after your menstrual period stops.

Most pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone ß-HCG in the urine and are generally performed at home, preferably with the more concentrated morning urine. The detection of the pregnancy hormone in the blood succeeds about 3-4 days before and is particularly important for distinguishing between normal and abnormal pregnancy progress, such as in an ectopic pregnancy, important.

Post Pregnancy (After care)

The regular visit to the gynecologist 6-8 weeks after birth serves to check the regression of the uterus, the healing of possible birth defects and the milk production of the breasts. Sonographically, it can be confirmed that no remnants of the nut cake remain in the uterus. By taking a blood sample, it is checked whether you need additional iron, for example. In the following weeks and months, contraception will again be an issue for you, to which OBGYN would like to advise you.

Vaccinations

protect yourself, your family, your environment and, last but not least, the entire community. Individual pathogens such as smallpox could be eradicated by consistent vaccinations worldwide. Measles, rubella and poliomyelitis should follow.

Primary immunization (eg against rubella), Booster doses (eg against tetanus) and Vaccinations for special situations or hazards, eg

  • For pregnant women the flu vaccine.
  • For travelers the hepatitis A vaccine.
  • For young girls, the HPV vaccine.

Fertility

In women who use hormonal contraceptive methods, their own cycle is switched off. Therefore, after discontinuing hormonal contraception, such as the birth control pill or the 3-month syringe, the cycle more often takes several months to regain normalcy. Heavy overweight or underweight can also have a negative effect on your fertility.

If you want to have children, Advanced Gynecology OBGYN can check your fertility directly. And can treat you with different methods available.

For Contraception and family planning

Today, there are hundreds of contraception methods for contraception and family planning:

Birth control pills, Vaginal hormone ring, spiral, Depo-Provera, hormone rods, condoms, diaphragm, Natural contraception, Sterilization. We like to help you to find the right method for you.

If you are planning a pregnancy , you can prepare yourself early enough:

We advise you on your protection against infection (e.g. rubella, chickenpox, whooping cough vaccine, CMV immunity) and at the optimal time of conception. If you do not become pregnant despite having children, we will check your fertility in specialized Advanced Gynecology located in Alpharetta, GA.