They deal with a wide range of problems, such as pregnancy and childbirth, menstruation and fertility problems, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hormonal disorders and many more and, instead, despite everything we can know about our body thanks to a gynecologist, we go very little throughout our lives …
How long have you been reviewing us? Although there is no concern, it is advisable to examine yourself at least once a year … Asó recommended by Dr. José Luis Prieto, specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hospital Nuestra Señora del Rosario, who says that at least every year or two : «Everything will depend on the personal circumstances of each woman, but the reviews should be annual or every two years, “he says.
The same opinion is held by Dr. Marta Suárez, specialist in Gynecology and member of Top Doctors: “It is advised once a year in the case of not presenting pathologies.”
Facts about gynecologists
- A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health of the female organs.
- Many women start visiting a gynecologist as early as their teens and continue to attend each year.
- Women are advised to visit a gynecologist annually for an exam and anytime they have symptoms that concern them.
When to start going to the gynecologist
As a general rule, from 18-20 years a gynecological examination should be performed. However, as Dr. Prieto says, this review will be advanced «if they have had sexual intercourse“Or if there are” painful period problems “or abundant before that age.
In principle, there is no established age for the first gynecological visit if the woman does not present any symptoms. It is recommended, according to Marta Suárez, to do it at the beginning of sexual intercourse, although this does not mean that it should not be done in women who have never had them … «If the woman presents symptoms such as amenorrhea, whether primary or secondary bleeding, changes in bleeding pattern, metrorrhagia, pain or stinging, leucorrhoea or any alteration, in this case you should go to the gynecologist to diagnose possible causes and put the most appropriate treatment, “says the expert.
Because if we do not go to these regular appointments, the treatments may not be as effective: «You cannot strictly say that there is danger by not going, but prevention is always better than solving a medical problem. Gynecological examinations can make the treatments that a woman may need be more effective and less aggressive»Alert José Luis Prieto.
When to go to the gynecologist
- Problems related to pregnancy, fertility, menstruation, and menopause.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Urinary incontinence
- Endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects the reproductive system
- Problems with the tissues that support the pelvic organs, including the ligaments and muscles
- Sexual dysfunction
The gynecologist Marta Suárez indicates that if you do not go to the gynecologist on a regular basis, you run the risk of “not diagnosing early” alterations that can be curable with much less aggressive treatments that can only be prescribed if detected early. That is to say, going regularly to the gynecological consultation.