No one particularly likes going to the gynecologist. It is something that simply needs to be done and gotten over with. Going to the gynecologist is important to a women’s health and so it is crucial that all the right questions are asked and not simply ignored. Unless you speak up, the doctor will not be able to guess all the questions you need answered. Here we will give you a quick guide on a few essential questions you may need to ask your gynecologist.
1. Sex has been painful lately, Is that normal?
Totally embarrassing, I know, but if you can’t talk to your gyno about this stuff than who can you tell? She will ask you some follow up questions and give you all the options that it could be. Chances are that it is totally normal, but when it comes to things like this it is always important to ask a medical professional.
2. I’ve been itchy…down there. Is that really bad?
When it comes to something like this people always freak out. In reality it could be a million things. It is very important to ask your doctor because they are the only ones who actually know one thing from another. Don’t go buying anything over the counter until you see your doctor because that stuff could do more harm than good.
3. I think I might smell…down there too. Is that normal? Can I fix that?
This is a very sensitive subject. Women take a lot of care into their personal hygiene and the last thing they want is to smell…down there. Ask a doctor. Do not buy anything over the counter. Chances are this is something very normal that no one talks about for obvious reasons.
4. Should I get tested?
Duh. Of course you should. But go talk to your gyno. She will ask you some questions and then tell you that yes, you should get tested. That way you can be sure that you have no STDs. If you get tested and something does show up than you will be prepared to treat it.
5. My period has been painful and irregular lately. What does that mean?
Periods are tricky business. It could be a random bad cramping and PMS month or it could be more. You should go to your doctor to be sure. They will be able to calm your worries and hopefully solve your period problems.
6. How should I check my breasts for cancer?
The Gyno is the person to go to for this information. If you don’t already know how to do an at-home breast cancer check then ask your gynecologist the next time you see her and ask her about a mammogram.
7. I don’t like my birth control. Can I try something new?
This is a very important question. Birth control should be something that you are one hundred percent comfortable with. If you have any issues with yours than you need to bring it up with your doctor and ask about switching to another one.
8. Sometimes I pee a little in my pants. What does this mean?
This is not just a problem for little children and older people. It is more common in young adults than is commonly known. If you have an issue with this than do not hesitate to bring it up with your doctor.
9. I’m having some sex issues. Is there anything I can do to fix these?
If you can not bring this up with your gyno, that who can you bring it up with? Your sex issues could have a million different reasons behind them and it is important to ask your doctor before you assume that they originate somewhere else.
10. Does being a smoker affect my sexual health?
Smoking affects your sexual health just as it affects all the other aspects of your health. It is important to bring up your concerns regarding being a smoker to your gynecologist in case she has any recommendations.
Do you have any good questions to ask your gynecologist? Let us know and we will share them with others!