Dr Vaishali Joshi is a senior obstetrician at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. She shares five important but basic concerns that women should visit a gynaecologist to address.
There are many things a woman experiences hormonal changes her daily life. Some of this is normal. However, there are times when you need to address certain concerns and speak with a healthcare professional.
Dr Vaishali Joshi, a senior obstetrician and gynaecologist at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, shares five basic yet important concerns that a woman must visit a gynaecologist and get treated.
It can be painful to live through these times.
It’s also known as dysmenorrhoea. It is important to investigate if pain makes it difficult for women to work or reduce their lives’ quality. However, a clinical examination using pelvic sonography and clinical examination is necessary before definitive treatment can be offered.
Vaginal pain or discomfort
Many reasons could cause it. This could be caused by a vaginal infection, urine infection, or boil near the lips. vagina(vulva). Sometimes, there might be itching or vaginal discharge. As long as the doctor has prescribed the proper treatment, over-the-counter medications are unlikely to work.
Bleeding in between periods or after sex
This can be a warning sign. Sexually transmitted infections(STI), also known as pelvic inflammatory diseases or cervical cancer or infection. To diagnose, it is important to see the lower genital organs. If detected early, STIs (early cancers of the cervix) and cervical cancer can be treated.
Leakage of urine
It’s embarrassing socially, so most women find it hard to talk about it. However, urinary leakage can happen at any time. This happens when you are coughing, sneezing, exercising, or feeling the urge to pass urine. The leakage usually occurs before you reach the toilet. However, it can also be caused by an involuntary loss of gas or watery stool. A specialist should address this problem immediately to ensure that the correct exercises and bladder training can be initiated to stop further complications.
Lumpiness or swelling of the breasts
Any lump or bump in your breast, you should take any discharge from the nipple seriously. A doctor’s clinical exam is necessary to determine the nature of the lump. In addition, every woman should do a self-breast exam every month.