There are times when you can see your primary care doctor for your health concerns, and there are times when you should see a specialist. If you are a woman, one of the specialists you may see throughout your lifetime is an OB/GYN. For reproductive concerns, an OB/GYN can offer more advanced information and insights to protect your health. Here are four of many possible issues that warrant an appointment with an OB/GYN.
- You are planning to become or believe you are pregnant. Pregnancy is a time when you need a medical expert on your side. In the best circumstances, you should be consulting your OB/GYN before you conceive; the next best scenario is seeing an OB/GYN as soon as you know you are pregnant.
- You want to explore all the options in contraceptives. Your OB/GYN knows the pros and cons of all the contraceptives available and can discuss the advantages based on your medical concerns and lifestyle.
- You are having vaginal or reproductive pain or unexplained bleeding. If you are having symptoms of problems in your reproductive organs, your OB/GYN is the best source for diagnosing the issue and advising treatment.
- Concerns about menopause. If you are approaching menopause or beginning to have symptoms of menopause, seeing an OB/GYN can help you explore the options to manage this phase of your life and health.
There are many reasons to consult an OB/GYN throughout your life, from when you are considering becoming sexually active through menopause in your later years. When you have reproductive concerns, from contraceptives and STDs to pregnancy and menopause, you can trust an OB/GYN to have the most advanced information to protect your health.
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North Point OB/GYN Associates
1505 Northside Boulevard #3500
Cumming, GA 30041
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