It is advisable for every young girl who has reached the age of puberty to see a gynaecologist regularly. We have a tendency to allow our health take a back seat until it becomes a matter of life or death.
Experts suggest that women should start seeing a gynaecologist from about the age of 13 – 15. Why do you need a gynaecologist? Consider these three main reasons:
To keep from getting the wrong information
When you have a doctor you’ve forged a relationship with over the years, you become more comfortable with discussing certain things with them. It’s easy to go see any doc for a headache or a cough. But discussing your sexual health with some random person can prove to be daunting. So if you don’t have a go-to gynaecologist, you may find yourself in a jam.
In fact, your fear of speaking to a ‘stranger’ can lead you to go to the wrong places to get your answers, such as the internet – which happens to be the wrong place to go for health issues. You may end up being provided with the wrong info which can quickly make a bad situation worse.
Your history is important
One of the reasons why you don’t type a bunch of symptoms into the Google search box and expect an accurate diagnosis is because the search engine isn’t taking your history into consideration. However, when you have a gynecologist, they will ask certain questions and/or refer to past issues before coming up with a treatment plan that works specifically for you.
You can recognize potential issues
When you have a gynaecologist and go in for regular check-ups, you can recognize problems that may affect you in the long run. For example, a sexually active lady in her teens or 20s may learn about a condition that could affect fertility in the future. Being able to foresee these problems helps prepare you for any future repercussions.
While we’re on the topic, here are some everyday habits to adopt if you want a healthy vagina
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