In recent time, there has been more awareness with respect to women’s health through lot of channels; however still there is a hesitation to approach the gynecologist for their day to day issues. Irregular periods, pain in the pelvic region are the symptoms which are neglected by many women in our society. You can’t ignore these symptoms its better you pay visit to your gynecologist for a proper diagnosis. Remember, prevention is better than cure. It is essential that you tell your gynecologist the frequency of pain and the area affected so that it can help them to make an appropriate diagnosis. Following are the 3 signs which is an alarm that you should pay visit to your gynecologist:
Problem in genital area: Vagina is usually an area with plethora of organisms which remains dormant because of acidic pH due to some friendly bacteria. If there is any disruption in this ecosystem the patient represents with excessive vaginal discharge, malodour, itching sensation, etc, so kindly don’t ignore the above symptoms and visit gynecologist.
Problem with periods: Irregular periods can be an indicator of an underlying condition such as imbalance in hormones, polycystic ovary syndrome. Heavy and painful bleeding or weakness during menstruation is an indication that you should visit your gynecologist.
Problem with urination: Tissues supporting the pelvic organs becomes weak or damaged usually due to child delivery which results in symptoms related to urination. Female urethra is susceptible to infection very commonly, so any burning urination, frequency of urination or pain during after or before urination should not be ignored and has to be addressed as soon as possible.
Dr. Madhushree Venkat is the co-writer of this article and Gynecologist at Patel’s Clinic, Airoli, Navi Mumbai.
Ravi Shet is the co-writer of this article and Co-founder of www.treatum.com, an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors.