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If you’re wondering why visiting your gynecologist should be at the top of your to-do list, we’ve got you covered! Here are the top seven reasons why scheduling a visit with your gynecologist is crucial for your well-being:
1. Annual Health Maintenance
Regular visits to your gynecologist are an essential part of maintaining your overall health. During your appointment, your gynecologist can perform important tests. These tests include Pap smears, breast exams, and pelvic exams. The purpose of these tests is to detect any early signs of gynecological problems.
Early detection can potentially save lives and improve health outcomes. Regular screenings can prevent 90% of cervical cancers, as stated by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
“We recommend annual exams once per year, and at these visits we like to review your past medical history, do a breast exam, pelvic exam, pap smear if you’re due for one,” – Katherine Strike, WHNP-BC, Liv by Advantia Health
2. Reproductive Healthcare
Your gynecologist is the person to talk to about anything related to reproductive health. They can provide guidance for those interested in starting a family, those who are pregnant, or those going through menopause.
Your gynecologist can help with family planning, fertility, menopause symptoms, and give personalized guidance and support.
3. Discuss & Address Menstrual Health
We understand that menstrual health can impact your overall well-being. Do not overlook irregular, painful, or heavy menstrual cycles as mere nuisances. Your gynecologist can find out why you have period problems and give you solutions to make you feel better.
4. Guidance on Sexual Health
Your gynecologist can offer valuable advice on birth control options, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and sexual wellness. Taking initiative with your sexual health and openly discussing concerns with your gynecologist can improve your overall well-being.
5. Management of Gynecological Conditions
Gynecologists diagnose and manage a wide range of gynecological conditions, from urinary incontinence to pelvic pain and endometriosis. Seeking their expertise can help you understand your symptoms, explore treatment options, and ultimately find relief.
6. Vaccinations & Preventative Care
Your gynecologist can discuss and administer various vaccinations essential to your overall well-being. The CDC recommends the HPV vaccine. It protects against certain types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). This reduces the risk of cervical cancer and other HPV-related illnesses.
7. Professional Guidance and Support
Last but by no means least, visiting your gynecologist ensures that you have a dedicated professional in your corner. You can discuss concerns and get individualized support as you navigate different life stages.
Regular gynecological care is a cornerstone of every woman’s health. Regular visits to your gynecologist find problems early and help you take care of your health.
Now, we understand that visiting the gynecologist may not always be at the top of everyone’s agenda. But here at Advantia Health, we’re committed to fostering an environment where you feel empowered, supported, and understood.
Remember to schedule your gynecologist visit today to prioritize your health and well-being.
“American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.” Retrieved from ACOG
“Cervical cancer screening.” U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Retrieved from USPSTF
“HPV Vaccination Recommendations.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved from CDC
“Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment.” The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Retrieved from ACOG
“Urinary Incontinence in Women.” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Retrieved from NIDDK