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Things You Must Not Hide From Your Gynecologist

August 15, 2020

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Shalby Team

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Gynaecology is the field of medical science dealing with the health of the female reproductive system. A gynaecologist treats the overall health of the female patients, treating problems and diseases of the female reproductive system such as breast and hormonal problems, urinary tract, and pelvic disorders.

While scheduling your visit to the gynaecologist, make sure you are not going through your menstrual cycle as it can hamper the check-up and diagnosis. Postpone the appointment and wait for your periods to be over. As a general rule, all women should have a pelvic exam at least once per year.

If you feel the need to visit a gynaecologist, you must not hide anything from the doctor while explaining your general and sexual health history. The gynaecologist might ask you some awkward questions about your sexual preferences and if you use protection and contraception. Women often worry that their gynaecologist is going to judge them if they ask how many partners they have had, how old they were when they first had intercourse, if they have had any sexually transmitted diseases, or about their sexual orientation and gender identity. Remember to be honest as your gynaecologist will never judge you and would prefer to focus on the problem area to ensure that the patient receives the best medical care.

If you are having any problems in a sexual relationship with your partner, you should describe them in detail to your gynaecologist to enable her to conduct accurate diagnosis and suggest the right line of treatment for you. If you have developed any problematic symptoms in your female reproductive system, it is imperative to explain them in detail to your gynaecologist and allow her to do a thorough medical check-up of the affected area.

It is normal to be nervous during your first visit to the gynaecologist but you need to overcome your inhibitions before the check-up to prevent any discrepancy in diagnosis. It is a good idea to bring a friend or a family member along with you to the clinic who can keep you in high spirits during the check-up. Going to the gynaecologist shouldn't be terrifying or embarrassing. Asking questions about your health is not something you should avoid.

If you are having issues with your mood or suffering from depression or anxiety, talking to your gynaecologist can be stress relieving. Many women find that they are more comfortable talking to their gynaecologist about mood-related concerns than their primary care doctor. An experienced gynaecologist is going to ask you a lot of questions and you should not get worked up while answering them. The more relaxed you are, the more comfortable you will be mentally and physically during the Q&A session with your gynaecologist.

If you are looking for the best gynaecologist in your area, an extensive online search will give you several results with patient reviews and testimonials. Another way of finding the best gynaecologist is to take referrals from your female friends, and relatives who can vouch for the doctor’s expertise, and experience.


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Shalby Hospitals (Shalby Limited) is recognised as a multispecialty hospital chain in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr Vikram I. Shah established the first hospital in 1994 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Dr. Shah has been felicitated by Ethicon India for the development…

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