When to See a Gynecologist

An obstetrics and gynecology doctor does not only treat married or pregnant women. You can also visit a gynecologist before marriage. Your gynecologist will help you understand your body better, in order to have a healthier life. Do not worry! No physical examination will be conducted without your informed consent.

When should you consult a gynecologist?

If there’s abnormal vaginal discharge with unpleasant odor, even after using home remedies, then you should visit a doctor. If you have excessive bleeding between periods, and if you feel tired or have had fainting episodes you should consult your doctor.

Also, before starting a family, make sure to visit the gynecologist to make sure that everything is normal. A premarital health checkup is very important for early detection and treatment of any possible problems before marriage and pregnancy.

During pregnancy you should regularly follow up with a gynecologist. It’s very important to check on your child’s health throughout the pregnancy.

If your mother and/or grandmother have had breast cancer or uterine cancer before the age of menopause you should follow up with a gynecologist for early detection of the disease.

If you suffer from pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse, this is not normal and you should visit a gynecologist.

If you suddenly notice a chance in the hair distribution on the body, e.g. excessive hair on the face or chest, these are abnormal changes, and that indicates the presence of hormonal imbalance, and you must consult your doctor.

I wish you happiness and good health!

Alyaa Gad