A visit to the gynecologist should happen annually, regardless of whether there is any worrying symptom or not. But there are some signs that should send you something quicker to the specialist doctor. What are they told about Doctor of the Day Andreas Vythoulkas, obstetrician-gynecology specialist.
Changes in vaginal secretions
Every woman has some vaginal secretions and this is normal. But when they happen to change in any way, it is a sign that there is a change in the body from a gynecological point of view. Which is best to be investigated by specific analyzes by the specialist doctor. In most cases, these are hormonal disturbances, but it can also be an infection or an inflammation that requires specific treatment.
Pain in the pelvic area
Pelvic pain is not normal, especially if it involves a longer time. They may indicate the appearance of a uterine fibroid, an ovarian cyst, pathologies that clearly require the intervention of the gynecologist.
Bleeding between menstruation
Experimenting bleeding between menstrual periods should necessarily send the woman to the gynecologist. There is no doubt or a symptom to be neglected. It's true that it can only be a hormonal disorder, but at the same time bleeding between menstruation can mean even more serious things even going to endometrial cancer. Bleeding should be investigated when appearing, so you should go to your doctor immediately.
Bloating is a symptom that can hide many causes. Among these and possible ovarian problems. If you have removed any gastro-enterological reason (most often, irritable bowel syndrome produces frequent bloating), then a visit to the gynecologist is also required. A trans-vaginal ultrasound can visualize the ovaries and highlight whether or not there is any problem with them.
Changes in breasts
Autopalping is the first method to identify if something abnormal happens in the breast structure. At the smallest difference from the normal you notice, a visit to the gynecologist is required. It is he who decides whether to send you to another specialist or if there is no further investigation.
However, it is good to note that an annual visit to the gynecologist is required regardless of whether you have symptoms that you have or not. Also, any sign that differs from a normal situation should send you to the investigating specialist. The sooner you have a diagnosis, the faster you can get the treatment you need.