It is very common to feel embarrassed every time you visit your gynaecologist. You are asked a few questions that sound awkward to you. But do you know that knowing all the answers to those odd questions is important for your gynaecologist to give you the best treatment?
What if you don’t answer properly to your gynaecologist?
When it comes to sexual health, you should be very particular on this topic, even if you feel embarrassed, you should answer properly to all the questions your doctor asks you. Otherwise, your health condition will not be improved and your life can become miserable.
But unfortunately, many women feel shy in front of their gyno and avoid discussing the thing properly.
Lauren Streicher, M.D., an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynaecology has said that there are many women who don’t report their gynaecological health issues.
They think their problems are normal. Unknowingly they welcome serious health issues due to not visiting a gynaecologist. Sometimes, a small issue becomes a major one due to not treating the issue on time.
Women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D has said, many women don’t know when and what kind of symptoms need a visit to their gynaecologist.
Here in this article, you will know the things that you must discuss with your gyno.
1. Discuss your personal health history
If you want to get the best treatment for your sexual illness, then you may have to disclose your personal health history to your gynaecology.
2. You may need to tell your doctor many things such as
Illness or conditions, you are suffering from. You should mention how the illness is affecting you physically and mentally.
- The last date of your period cycle.
- If you have an abnormal period cycle.
- Current medicine that you are consuming.
- The name of contraceptives, vitamins, and other medicines.
- The history of allergies to medications or latex.
3. Tell about your family’s medical history
You need to inform your doctor about your family’s health details. The doctor can ask you about your parent’s health conditions like thyroid disorders, heart conditions, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. So, you may have to carry the documents related to your family members.
4. Talk about your menstrual cycle
If you are having changes in your menstrual cycle, then inform your doctor. You may have to discuss the type of cycle you are experiencing like irregular periods, heavy flowing, light flowing, etc.
5. Disclose if you trying to conceive
Tell your doctor whether or not you are planning for a baby. Your doctor will prescribe you keeping the facts in mind.
6. Inform your doctor about the symptoms of your discomfort
If you are experiencing something uncomfortable related to your sexual health, then inform your doctor. Anything unusual should be informed to your gynaecologist.
7. Tell about your lifestyle
If you want to get relief from your discomfort, then you may have to tell about you and your partner’s lifestyle to your gynaecologist. Tell your doctor if both of you are smokers and do drugs. Also, you should inform how may sexual partners do you have to your doctors. Also, inform if you have a sleeping disorder or anxiety issues.
8. Tell if you think you might be pregnant
You should inform your doctor if you think you might be pregnant. You may get the right answer from your doctor. If your discomfort is related to your pregnancy planning, then your doctor will give you proper medication for curing.
9. Tell your doctor if you experience painful periods
You should tell about your painful periods to your doctor. Sometimes, due to endometriosis or uterine fibroids, patients experience a painful period. There can be other underlying reasons for having painful periods.
10. Tell if you are experiencing low libido
Libido can be affected by some kind of medication. So, if you are experiencing low libido, then tell your doctor to get the best assistance. Also, inform the doctor if you are experiencing pain during sex. Or, if the vaginal dryness is creating discomfort, then ask for the remedies.
11. Tell about your UTI experience
If you are getting recurrent UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), then you must disclose this to your gynaecologist. The UTI should be cured properly to avoid many other diseases.
Lastly, to maintain proper sexual health, you need to get advice from a gynaecologist. Don’t rely on other sources, like a magazine, internet or other books. Every person should treat their sexual health problem properly. Don’t feel shaky about talking freely with your doctor. If you tell your doctors the right way, the best care you will get, which is good for your health.