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7 Reasons to Call Your Gynecologist Now ...

By Alicia

There are reasons to call your gynecologist as soon as possible. A gynecologist is a very important person on the list of a woman’s health care professionals. Being female means that you have specific health care needs and concerns that need specific care. Any of these reasons to call your gynecologist should be taken care of sooner rather than later.

1 It’s Been Awhile

One of the reasons to call your gynecologist is if it has been awhile. There is a reason they want you to come in for a yearly exam. There are things that need an annual checkup to make sure everything is going as it should be. Women’s bodies are complex and our systems are very intricate. It is wise to take care of your unique feminine needs by visiting your gynecologist regularly.

2 It Burns when You Pee

If you are experiencing burning when you pee, you could have a urinary tract infection, otherwise known as a UTI. There are other symptoms that can go along with this, such as low abdominal or back pain, having to urinate frequently or having urgency to go. UTIs are generally easily treatable but it is important not to allow them to go untreated. If that happens, complications can develop. If you have any of these symptoms, call for an appointment now.

3 Your Yeast Infection Won’t Go Away

For every woman that has ever experienced a yeast infection, she knows how miserable that they can be. A lot of women deal with them frequently. But if you have one that doesn’t seem to be going away, it is time to give your gynecologist a call. There are other infections that can mimic a yeast infection but are actually something else. Only your doctor can correctly differentiate between the two.

4 Sex Hurts

Sex should never hurt. But for a lot of women, pain is something they deal with every time they have intercourse. Don’t allow this to happen in your relationship. It doesn’t have to be that way. See your gynecologist as soon as possible to figure out what is going on.

5 Your Period is MIA

Periods are such a funny little part of our lives, aren’t they? Dealing with them is frustrating but dealing with them not showing up is even more difficult. That is because we have no idea what is going on if the pregnancy test is negative. This can occur because of multiple reasons. This is something you definitely need your gynecologist to help you with.

6 You Found a Lump

Finding a lump in your breast is terrifying. I know because I have been through that. But when you do, don’t put off seeking treatment. Call your gynecologist right away. It could be a choice that saves your life. A point to remember is that there are many things that can cause lumps in your breast besides cancer; in my case it was a simple cyst.

7 Your Period is Weird

If your period is just not like it used to be, you should give your gynecologist a call. Maybe you are bleeding heavier or lighter than you used to. Your period might be coming more often or less often than it should be. In most cases, there is a very simple explanation for these situations. Most women deal with weird periods sometime throughout their life.

There are a lot of different reasons that you should give your gynecologist a call. Can you think of others? We can all benefit from each other's input here.

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