As a female, your overall health is important. When you visit our gynecologist, you can talk about any concerns that you have or any symptoms that you’re experiencing that might need to be looked into further. As you talk about your feminine health, you can discuss things like what to look for regarding your menstrual cycle or what you might experience when you go through menopause. Our doctor will usually perform a physical to check your vital signs and will sometimes perform a pelvic and breast exam to determine if there are any changes in your feminine health from one visit to the next.
If you know what symptoms to look for, then you can talk to our doctor about them, addressing these concerns early on so that they don’t progress into something that needs significant treatments. However, if there are health issues that arise, such as cancer or precancerous cells, then our doctor can work with you to devise a plan of action that is in your best interest. This is one of the reasons why your feminine health is so important and should be monitored.
During your pelvic and breast exams, our doctor can look for any abnormalities that could indicate cancer or just an area to watch over time. If there are any lumps felt in your breasts, then our doctor can make the best decision as to whether they should be biopsied or removed after the proper scans and tests are performed. If you stay involved with your feminine health, then you decrease the risk of various cancers spreading along with other issues relating to your reproductive system and your breasts.
While you’re meeting with our doctor, you can talk about how you can perform self-examinations at home to determine if there are any lumps in your breasts. You can also talk about signs that you might want to pay attention to regarding heavy menstrual flows or any abnormal pains that you experience and where they are located. Another important reason to stay on top of your feminine health is to detect STDs if there’s a possibility that you could have one. You also want to monitor your health if you plan to get pregnant or if you don’t want to get pregnant in the future as there are ways that our doctor can ensure that you’re as healthy as possible regardless of the choices that you make.