An annual physical exam is the best prevention of illnesses. In order to maintain good reproductive and sexual health, every year women should visit a gynecologist.
What does an annual gynecological exam include? At first, the gynecologist asks questions about complaints, pregnancy and childbirth, about the menstrual cycle. After the conversation, the doctor physically examines the female's breasts and genitals.
The breast exam helps to find any lumps or irregularities. During the pelvic exam, the doctor inspects the female's external and internal genitalia. The gynecologist inserts a speculum into the female’s vagina. This is such a thin metal device the task of which is to open up the vagina to conduct the examination. During this exam, the doctor inspects reproductive organs, including your vulva, vagina, cervix, and uterus. A pap smear test is also recommended during the pelvic exam. The doctor collects cells from the cervix by using a cotton swab. The purpose of this test is to detect the presence of abnormalities that can be caused by cervical cancer and vaginal infections.
Well-woman examination is recommended to be carried out at least once a year. Many female diseases, such as cervical dysplasia, sexually transmitted infections or myoma, for a long time can be hidden and detected during screening exams. If there are any symptoms of female diseases: discomfort, itching, pain during the sexual act or disruption of the menstrual cycle, you must go to the gynecologist immediately. Another reason to visit a gynecologist is to prepare for pregnancy. You need to make sure that there are no infections and inflammatory diseases.
However, apart from a gynecological exam, every woman should also have a standard exam. Regular physical examinations will reveal the development of such diseases as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular system, oncological diseases, kidney failure and other pathological conditions at the early stages.
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