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4 Things Gynecologists Want You to Know

By |2018-08-30T16:29:33-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: |

Here’s how to make the most of your visits and your relationship with your OB/GYN:

  1. Make an appointment once a year for an annual checkup. While cancer screenings like Paps and mammograms are important, so is an annual pelvic exam to detect fibroids or cysts. It’s also important to monitor any changes in your period and lifestyle.
  2. Pay attention to regular discharge so you can recognize if anything changes. Healthy discharge will change slightly throughout the menstrual cycle. Unhealthy discharge is typically thick, has an odor, and can itch.
  3. Don’t put up with painful periods. It’s normal to have a little discomfort during your period. However, if over-the-counter medications don’t provide relief and the pain is affecting your life, see your doctor. There are prescription medications that can help.
  4. Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk to your Ob/Gyn. Your doctor is not there to judge you. We want you to feel comfortable enough to discuss your sexual history, birth control, STDs, or anything else that helps us provide you with the best possible care.

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