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When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

Depends on Situation: The current american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) recommendations are that pap smears and pelvic exams should begin 3 years after a female first become sexually active or at age 21, whichever comes first. However, symptoms such as pelvic pain, infections or abnormal discharge/bleeding may warrant an earlier visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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From a dermatologist stand point at what age should a woman start wearing antiaging products... And what should we start out with?

From a dermatologist stand point at what age should a woman start wearing antiaging products... And what should we start out with?

Skin Aging products: The first thing you should start with is sun screen and physical protection or shading from the sun. This should start as a baby. If you have good protection from the sun all your life, then you will have much less need for antiaging skin products later. Botox injections are most effective when started before you develop wrinkles, too. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old and I want to what's the right age to start seeing a doctor after you have your first sexual relationship.

I'm 18 years old and I want to what's the right age to start seeing a doctor after you have your first sexual relationship.

Now: This involves anatomy that are usually skipped in routine office visits. Now that they are in service they will need periodic maintenance.You need to discuss your activity with your doc and start having pelvic exams.Males can be carriers of STD's for years without knowing it, and you don't want to risk your own fertility or health to a silent exposure. ...Read more

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What is the regular ages to get a first period? And what ages should you start to get concerned?

What is the regular ages to get a first period? And what ages should you start to get concerned?

Menarche: Usual ages are between 11 & 14 yo. However, I do see girls as early as 8 with cycles and as late as 16 yo. I recommend getting evaluated by the age of 16 if no symptoms of menstrual cycle occurs (primary amenorrhea). An exam would be performed to ensure normal anatomy & hormone levels would probably be drawn. Start with this & your doc can perform the proper work-up as needed. Take care. ...Read more

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How could a female tell when her menstrual is about to start. Any ritual?

How could a female tell when her menstrual is about to start. Any ritual?

Menarche: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the US. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more

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Help please? What is the lastest age a teenager should start to ejaculate?

Help please? What is the lastest age a teenager should start to ejaculate?

No set time: Almost all healthy young males have some pubic hair (which follows testicular enlargement) on their 15th birthday. Soon afterwards, junior will have a nocturnal emission and/or discover to bring himself to have an ejaculation. If things are late, a good physical exam and history are in order, observation for a time, followed by junior taking part in his own decisions about possible rx. ...Read more

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People say you can begin seeing a gyn doc when menustration begins. My daughter is 8 & she just got her period, do I take her to the doctor?

People say you can begin seeing a gyn doc when menustration begins. My daughter is 8 & she just got her period, do I take her to the doctor?

No need : Unless there is a problem there is not a need to see a gynecologist at age 8. First pap is due at 21. Your pediatrician can address most issues at this age. ...Read more

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When is a normal age for a girl to start their period?

When is a normal age for a girl to start their period?

Age of menarche : ThaE avarage age of menarche in girls is about 12.5 years but can occur as early as 9 years. Good luck ...Read more

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This is my first pregnancy. When do I need to start seeing an ob-gyn?

This is my first pregnancy. When do I need to start seeing an ob-gyn?

8 - 10 weeks: A woman, who suspects that she is pregnant should see an obstetrician/gynecologist as soon as possible, ideally no later than 8 - 10 weeks. ...Read more

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When should a girl get her first period? What age, on average?

When should a girl get her first period? What age, on average?

Varies: The common range is 11-13 with some earlier and later. Later than 15 occurs on occasion but i would do a workup on that one for delay.It usually happens about 2.5 years after breast buds begin to show. ...Read more

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I am a teenager and about to hit puberty. What will happen to me during puberty?

I am a teenager and about to hit puberty. What will happen to me during puberty?

Male or female?: For boys:you will start to have enlargement of your penis and testicles, hair under your arms, then hair around your genital area. Your voice will also deepen and eventually you will develop hair on your chest. For girls:you will have enlargement of your breasts and hair in your genital area. Menstruation will occur once you have enough of the other development. The exact timing varies. ...Read more

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What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.

Menses: Usually 12 and about 2 years after the onset of breast development. Remain calm yourself and make sure she has been well educated and understands it is a normal phase of maturity. Treat any pain or discomfort and avoid embarrassing her. All the best. ...Read more

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When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

Depends: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity.Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?

When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?

6-8 weeks: Other signs of a pregnancy (gestational sac then yolk sac) can be seen slightly earlier, but seeing a fetal pole, yolk sac and sometimes cardiac fluttering confirms a viable pregnancy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my gestational age is going by a week after my period.. why?

What do you suggest if my gestational age is going by a week after my period.. why?

LMP vs. ultrasound: Obstetricians go first by the last menstrual period (LMP) or day of conception if known to calculate the due date and the gestational age. When an ultrasound tells a different gestational age and due date, and the ultrasound shows a fetus 20 or less weeks of gestation, then the ultrasound overrules the LMP in determining due date and gestational age, if the difference is a week or more. ...Read more

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I had a fast labor with my first child, what is the best way to prepare if this happens with my second child?

I had a fast labor with my first child, what is the best way to prepare if this happens with my second child?

Plan ahead: You want to have a plan in place for how you will get to the hospital when you go into labor. Find family and friends, etc who will be available at all times. ...Read more

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Is there an age set to when you should start having sex? Is it okay to start having sex as a teen like age 17 if you feel ready and know the risks?

Is there an age set to when you should start having sex? Is it okay to start having sex as a teen like age 17 if you feel ready and know the risks?

At what age???: The different ages of man. There is the chronological age (from when you were born), emotional age (some people just never grow up), psychological age, age of financial maturity, age of physiological maturity, etc, etc, etc. I do not know you to answer with certainty but the answer is almost certainly no. At least you are asking the question. ...Read more

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What exactly happens to a boy during puberty and when does it start and end?

What exactly happens to a boy during puberty and when does it start and end?

Hard to define: The classical beginning starts with enlargement of the testis as it begins to make more male hormones.Since no-one sits around measuring these daily, gradual changes in growth, muscularity, skin eruptions etc appear and people notice.Some consider the end of bony growth as one end of puberty.Many consider the brain changes that finish about 25 as the true end. ...Read more

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