Visit to the gynecologist

Visit to the gynecologist

Many people postpone a visit to a gynecologist until any complaints or symptoms appear that are alarming or incomprehensible to the woman herself. Another common motive for going to the doctor is the illness of a friend or relative. Meanwhile, this practice does not justify itself and can be the cause of neglected health problems. It is not desirable, but vital to visit the gynecologist regularly, once a year.

Everyone is well aware of the truth that disease is easier to prevent than to cure. However, most women postpone their preventive visit until later. Let’s try to consider the need to visit this favorite female doctor in relation to each age group.

Girls under 9-10 years old rarely need a gynecologist’s consultation. As a rule, the need to visit a doctor of this specialization is determined by one of the related specialists, for example, a pediatrician or an endocrinologist. The most common reason for referral for consultation is often recurrent cystitis or inflammatory diseases of the external genital organs. The picture changes with the onset of puberty and the establishment of the menstrual cycle. This is a very crucial period in the life of a teenage girl, and her reproductive health in the future often depends on how it goes.

Women of reproductive age, as a rule, visit a gynecologist quite regularly, which is associated with the need for contraception, rather frequent manifestations of menstrual irregularities, as well as the development of inflammatory diseases.

Menstrual irregularities are a very common complaint. And every year the number of women with this problem is increasing. The external environment, the rhythm of life, psychological stress deprive the body of the strength to maintain hormonal balance, and late treatment complicates the regulation of the menstrual cycle.

The spectrum of gynecological diseases is very wide and it should be noted that there is no direct relationship between the severity of the disease and its clinical manifestations. Such dangerous diseases as a tumor of this or that localization in the early stages do not manifest themselves in any way. There are diagnostic methods that are very informative and not burdensome for the patient. Until now, many do not understand what is at stake when the doctor talks about the need to perform cytological screening. Meanwhile, this is a very simple, but very effective method of preventing cervical cancer.

Cervical cancer ranks second among gynecological tumors and, sadly, the majority of those suffering from it are young women. The cancer transformation process does not happen overnight. As a rule, it takes 3-5 years for a tumor to appear. The assessment of the state of the cells of the cervical tissue, carried out at the annual cytological screening, allows one to suspect a problem long before the appearance of a truly tumor process and to carry out the necessary treatment. This will save the woman from the need to communicate with the oncologist in the future. The procedure for collecting a scraping from the cervix is ​​simple and completely painless, and the benefits from it are enormous. Therefore, gynecologists strongly recommend that women undergo a cytological examination of the cervix every year.

I would also like to note the great help that ultrasound diagnostics provides to a gynecologist. This is a truly irreplaceable method in gynecology. You don’t even need to talk about his safety, painlessness, everyone is already familiar with him. Often, already at the initial appointment with an ultrasound scan, you can establish the correct diagnosis and develop further treatment tactics. Ultrasound diagnostics allows you to visualize formations that are inaccessible for examination during normal palpation, to assess the state of the uterine cavity, ovaries, and even to judge the hormonal function of the reproductive system.

In connection with the above, every woman needs to undergo a full-fledged gynecological examination once a year with the collection of cytological smears and an ultrasound scan. We all want to have good health, the opportunity to lead an active life, and it would be foolish not to use the opportunities for prevention or early detection of ill-being that modern medicine provides us with.

The peak of cancer incidence occurs at 45 years old, since the beginning of hormonal changes, women are at risk and it is worth visiting a doctor more often, even in the absence of any complaints.

In modern conditions, it is not necessary to endure the manifestations of the climacteric syndrome. There is a real opportunity to restore a woman’s joy of life using hormone replacement therapy. True, before this, it is necessary to undergo a number of additional examinations, but it is worth it. It is possible not only to eliminate the unpleasant symptoms of climacteric disorder, but also to prevent diseases of the cardiovascular system and bone deficiency, that is, osteoporosis.

In recent years, in gynecology, there have been cardinal changes in the approach to understanding certain diseases. The possibilities of diagnosing pathogens of infectious diseases have significantly expanded, and reliable hormonal and immunological tests have appeared. The possibilities of pharmacological treatment have increased significantly. The range of drugs used in gynecological practice is huge.

Modern contraceptive drugs are incomparable with those that were used 20-15 years ago. There are tremendous successes in the treatment of infertility. Completely new opportunities are opening up in the treatment of patients with uterine fibroids (and there are many of them – up to 30% of women over the age of 40 have this pathology). New schemes and methods have been developed for the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding, urinary incontinence and many other problems.

To be able to help, the doctor must see the patient as an interested person. Only then is success possible, but for a start, you just need to start taking care of yourself and preventive examinations are just what you should start with.

Be healthy and remember that our health is our most valuable capital in life. Take care of it.