As a female grow older, the body changes and there are various changes which needs to be answered by an expert. It is perfectly fine for a girl who has entered puberty or a women of any age to visit an obstetrician & gynecologist and ask about the concerns and queries. There are some common problems which you should discuss with your doctor so that they will not cause any problem in the future. At times there are some gynecological issues which needs to be taken care of immediately. Many women have this question in their mind – “What should I ask while visiting a gynecologist?”
A visit to the gynecologist should serve three main goals: Information, Prevention and treatment. It’s alright if you visit the gynecologist by having a set of questions written on a piece of paper or having it noted in your smart phone. It will help you make the most out of the visit and you will return satisfied. It will help you answer your queries you were dying to ask and know about your health and body in particular. It is also better to know a little about your family’s medical history especially your mother’s and your sister’s.
Here is the list of some very common questions you should definitely ask while visiting a gynecologist:
1. How should be my menstrual flow?
2. How often should you be menstruating?
3. Can I have irregular periods?
4. I always have painful period and its not comfortable. Can I take some medicines?
5. I have missed my periods by “X” days, what should I do?
6. My period came early, is it normal?
8. I feel a lot of pain during sex, is it normal?
9. What are the safe birth control methods that I can choose from?
10. I want to get pregnant, when should I stop using birth control pills?
11. I do not feel the desire to have sex any more, what should I do?
13. What are the signs that I have got Sexually transmitted infections?
14. Are there any gynecological tests for STIs/STD?
15. I have painful urination, pain in my genitals & abdomen, heavy vaginal discharge or bleeding when I am not in my periods. Are these concerning and a symptom of any STI or gynecological problems?
17. Soreness or tenderness in the breast is normal or it is alarming?
18. I have pain in my breast, discharge from my nipple and redness around the breast area. Can I get tested for these to be sure that it is not breast cancer?
19. When should I have a Mammogram test?
20. What are some regular gynecological test that I should have on a regular basis or yearly basis?
22. Can I do something to increase my fertility rate?
23. I had a miscarriage in the past, should I get treated for fertility to avoid future miscarriages?
24. Can I have sex during pregnancy?
25. Can I take some OTC medicines during pregnancy?
26. What should I eat to keep my baby in me healthy?
27. Can I drink and smoke occasionally when I am pregnant?
28. I am pregnant and I feel some pain in my abdomen. How do I know when it’s actually a labour pain?
29. Can I have a normal delivery?
30. What are the risks on me and the baby during a C-section delivery?
31. I want a normal delivery, can I avoid C-section delivery?
32. Is bleeding after giving birth is normal?
33. I have mood swings after the baby is delivered, is it normal?
34. How long should I breastfeed my baby?
35. When I am not well, is it necessary to breastfeed the baby?
37. I feel dryness in my vagina, I am very concerned about it.
38. Will I be able to do sex after menopause?
39. I don’t feel like having sex anymore, what should I do?
40. Can I delay my menopause?
41. How can I prevent hot flashes?
42. Does menopause causes other health related issues?
43. I am gaining weight recently, is it due to menopause?
44. I am having problems in my sleep, and feel tired very quickly. Is it due to menopause?
You should also be ready for some questions to be asked from your gynecologist during your appointment. Some of the most common question the best gynecologists in Delhi may ask you are:1. When was your last menstrual cycle or what was the first day of your last period?
2. How long does your period lasts?
3. Are you sexually active? (This question is generally asked depending on the type of the treatment course and when your gynecologist is not sure you are married or not)
4. Do you have normal bleeding during periods or heavy bleeding?
5. Do you have regular vaginal discharge or itchiness?
6. Do you take any birth control pills?