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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
What is the average age to get your first period. What's best to do when she gets slightly emotional if you will.
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
When does the embryo start to show up on an vaginal ultrasound before a woman should start to worry?
Im going to see a gynecologist next month as im having trouble getting pregnant what will they do for me on first visit x?
Infertility: They will take a history, maybe do an exam that includes an ultrasound and talk about some testing. ...Read more
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
I had a fast labor with my first child, what is the best way to prepare if this happens with my second child?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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