When to Talk to a Doctor
“Will this just pass, or should I call my doctor?” You’ve probably asked yourself this question before—and you’re not alone.
The fact is, we all deal with body changes from time to time that require personalized care. Your gynecologist can help provide guidance and answer your questions throughout these transitions. Whether you’ve been going to a specialist for years, or you’ve never been, the following information will help you understand when to reach out to a doctor.
Things like painful periods, a burning sensation when you urinate , or discomfort during sex, are all reasons to visit your gynecologist. Other things like vaginal odor or possible STDs may be uncomfortable to talk about, however it’s important to remember that anything concerning you is worth discussing with your doctor.
There are countless reasons you may need to visit your gynecologist. We just touched on a few. There is no formula for how little or how often you should—or will—schedule appointments with your gynecologist, so when in doubt let your body be your guide.
Although most specialists advise annual visits with your OB/GYN, each woman’s health journey is different. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment if something seems off or you have questions. Your OB/GYN is here to help—choose to be proactive with your health.