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Infections: Generally teenage girls would see a gyn to address vaginal discharge/infections or their need for birth control. Occasionally, a teenager hasn't developed in a timely fashion or hasn't gotten her menses, yet. This is a good time for the gyn to revisit some basic concepts about pregnancy and STI avoidance. ...Read more
Having problems with a gynecological smell, done smear tests, all negative, in the vaginal smear it says:big number of polimorfonuclears, what's that?
What causes oligomenorrhea? I have had clinical checks for ypotheroidism and gynecological checks (ultrasound).Everything's ok. So what's the problem?
Need a gynecological exam soon, also want to test allergies & discuss skin problems. Should I find primary care dr, or other type of dr?
Primary care doctor: To start with, he/she can further refer you to relevant specialist(s) ...Read more
I've been having lower abdominal and back pain. My gp has referred me for a renal us scan, would this also pic any gynacological problems if any?
No: Radiology orders are very specific. A renal ultrasound looks at kidneys, ureters, and bladder (and nothing else). And don't hope that they will give you an "oh, by the way, we noticed an ovarian cyst while we were looking around)." if you want a gyn evaluation, you have to order a pelvic ultrasound! these people are very picky! call quickly to get what you want ordered! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Annual exams: Annual gynecological check-ups include a breast exam to feel for lumps as a breast cancer screen. The pelvic exam screens for stds, infections, vaginal lesions, and cervical cancer. It also tries to make sure the uterus and ovaries feel normal in size. It can be a time to make sure your periods are normal and to discuss fertility concerns, period problems, and symptoms of menopause. ...Read more
No: While vaginismus is a possibility there are many other possible causes. While they are too numerous to cover in only 400 characters they include: infection (vaginal, cervical, pid, bladder, etc), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, ovarian cysts, vaginal atrophy, a woman not relaxing or just a rough exam. You should discuss the possible causes with your doctor or seek a 2nd opinion if necessary. ...Read more
I strongly rec a gyn: Your internist is very good at internist stuff, but I do not know any internists in my area that are as good as me at gyn exams and problems as that is my specailty and your internist may be a very good doc but it would be very rare that he would be as good as a gyn in your area about doing pelvics and if something abnormal is found your gyn can treat it , your internist would have to refer u. ...Read more
Yearly: All women should have a yearly women's health checkup. A clinical breast exam, general exam and pelvic exam can provide preventative screening and access to care. After hysterectomy and removal of ovaries, there are still important areas checked on pelvic exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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