If you’re a female, you may wonder if it’s time to see a gynecologist. Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in women’s health. Their focus is on the female reproductive system.
There are many factors that can contribute to the optimal age for visiting the gynecologist. The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists recommends that girls first see a gynecologists when they’re between the ages of 13 and 15. A gynecologist can treat you at any age, however you may choose to begin when you start your menstrual cycle. If you are sexually active, you should schedule your fist gynecologist appointment. If you are not sexually active, you should still consider seeing a gynecologist by the age of 21. Building a relationship with your physician is important and helpful for building a solid foundation and level of comfort for future issues that may arise. You will also reap the benefits of the specific guidance for your overall welfare counseling on important health and lifestyle issues related to being a woman.
Annual visits to the gynecologists are highly recommended, even if you are not experiencing a specific issue. These visits usually include a review and recording of your medical history and complaints. Your internal reproductive organs and breasts will be examined along with a variety of other tests that are related to women’s health.
If you experience abnormal issues you may require a more urgent appointment with a gynecologist. Issues such as menstrual complications, unusual bleeding, breast discomfort, contraception, etc. are good reasons for you to call and schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.
The Gynecologists at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. provide compassionate and sensitive medical care to meet your medical needs from adolescence through menopause and beyond. Call and book your appointment with us today.