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What gynecological problems affect teenage girls?

What gynecological problems affect teenage girls?

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

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What causes oligomenorrhea? I have had clinical checks for ypotheroidism and gynecological checks (ultrasound).Everything's ok. So what's the problem?

What causes oligomenorrhea? I have had clinical checks for ypotheroidism and gynecological checks (ultrasound).Everything's ok. So what's the problem?

Many causes: The most common cause of oligomenorrhea is polycystic ovarian syndrome and weight gain. PCOS can be detected by blood tests. We do not always have to determine the exact cause in many cases. Often the problem can simply be treated with birth control pills. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the patient's benefits of regular gynecological exams?

What are the patient's benefits of regular gynecological exams?

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

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Does pain experienced during gynecological examination necessarily necessarily mean vaginismus?

Does pain experienced during gynecological examination necessarily necessarily mean vaginismus?

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

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Do I have to have a gynecological exam if I go to a internist?

Do I have to have a gynecological exam if I go to a internist?

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

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How often should I go for a gynecological check up if i've had a complete hysterectomy?

How often should I go for a gynecological check up if i've had a complete hysterectomy?

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 more

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