Feeling nervous for your first time? And not sure what to expect? No biggie! Here’s a simple guide to prep you for the session.
When it comes to your V-zone, there could be a lot of confusion and questions. What's normal? What could be a sign of a potential health problem? Well, that’s what the gynaecologist is for. You could ask around, but the best bet would be to visit a professional. Now, there’s really no need to be shy. A gynaecologist has probably seen and heard it all. So, don’t feel embarrassed about asking anything, or sharing certain issues. It really is better to know, than to keep guessing.
So, where can you find a gynaecologist?
You don’t have to look far. Just ask your mom, or close friends. Getting referrals from someone you trust is a good start. At the very least, you know that the gynaecologist has positive reviews from someone close to you. Alternatively, you could ask your GP to refer you to a good gynaecologist.
Why should you see a gynaecologist?
Your gynaecologist could help you understand how your body works, and also how to do self-examination. Regular visits to your gynaecologist could help detect problems early and treat it before it gets any worse. It is recommended that you should visit the gynaecologist at least once a year.
A gynaecologist can also share more details on how you can look after your V-zone, and how to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
When should you go for your first gynae visit?
A good time to visit the gynaecologist is when you feel that something might be wrong, for example, abnormal periods, pains, and unusual discharge. You could also visit a gynaecologist if you need advice as they will be able to provide professional and credible solutions based on your condition.
If you are sexually active, you should certainly visit a gynaecologist. The gynaecologist will advise on the different types of protection, and what you can do to minimise your risk of getting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).