Most women see their OB/GYN for annual exams to ensure ongoing wellness. However, there are times when you may need to schedule an impromptu appointment. Your OB/GYN is your source for reproductive care, from menstrual issues to pregnancy concerns. Here are three signs or symptoms that you should have checked out by your OB/GYN.
If your monthly flow doesn’t come or is overly heavy, you want to check in with your OB/GYN. Changes in your periods, either none at all or other fluctuations can be signs of reproductive issues. If you are sexually active and pre-menopausal, no period could mean pregnancy – for older women it may mean the beginning of menopause. Heavy periods can be symptoms of cysts or tumors – you should have the issue checked by your doctor.
Pain During Sex
Has sexual intercourse become painful for no apparent reason? Any pain in the reproductive area should be reported to your OB/GYN. Conditions like endometriosis, benign tumors and other internal issues can cause pain during sex and sometimes during your menstrual periods.
Vaginal Odor or Discharge
Some odor or discharge is normal in the vaginal area, but when you notice a change that is not normal for you, call your OB/GYN. Abnormal discharges and odor can be signs of infections or even an STD. These can be serious and may need immediate treatment, so don’t delay making an appointment for an exam.
Your reproductive health is important to your overall wellness. If you notice any changes in your periods or reproductive area, make a point to go see your local OB/GYN for a checkup to have your symptoms diagnosed by a specialist.
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North Point OB/GYN Associates
1505 Northside Boulevard #3500
Cumming, GA 30041
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