The body of a woman is very different from that of a man. In order to keep themselves healthy women have to undergo regular checkups. The medical and surgical specialty that is concerned with problems related to the reproductive organs of either pregnant or non-pregnant women is called gynecology and obstetrics. In many women, gynecological problems start to show only after they are 18 years of age. Gynecologists usually advise women to go for checkups regularly once they are 18 years and above. It is also recommended to start taking regular checkups once the girl starts her menstrual cycle.
Many young women are affected by a very common type of cancer called as their cervical cancer. This type of cancer is asymptomatic and therefore the only way to identify the onset of this type of cancer is by going for regular checkups. Regular checkups can help you with starting treatment early thereby preventing further complications. It is also vital that you find the right gynecologist who is also experienced in the field to help you out. Finding a good gynecologist benefits you in more than one way. A good gynecologist will,
- Be able to describe to you the appearance of normal vagina discharge and signs to look for if you are unwell.
- Make you aware of protection during intercourse
- Explain to you the symptoms of infection
- Tell you ways to care for your body
It is vital that you share a good rapport with your gynecologist. Therefore you would need to identify a doctor who you are comfortable with. Comfort along with trust our vital factors for a lasting association.
Your best source of information would come from your mother or other friends. You can visit a gynecologist who they refer you to.
It is also important to look for a gynecologist who lives closer to your home so that you would be able to get to them easily during emergency situations.