Last updated on 04.06.2020
For many women, planning to visit their local gynaecologist can be a nerve-racking and intimidating task, that some avoid altogether. The female body needs attentive and skilled care, and most women are lucky enough to have experience gynaecologists to help them with everything they might need in this area. A gynaecological specialist can treat and diagnose problems your general practitioner may not be trained to recognise. A thorough discussion, required tests along with the right treatment and diagnosis done by your gynaecologist can help you to understand your health status in its entirety. Here are five reasons you may want to visit a gynaecologist. Low Libido This problem is a lot more common than some women may realise. Problems with your libido can be caused by many different factors including medications you take, or even be an underlying sign of an unknown medical condition you may have. When you discover that you have a low libido, the gynaecologist should be your first port of call so that they can work out if medical intervention is necessary. Some women may find that their desire to be intimate is affected by things outside of their control, such as stress, or even work. The gynaecologist is able to help in these situations by recommending ways to naturally increase your libido, or by giving you the number of a counsellor. Menopause The varied symptoms could make a woman want to see a doctor to rule out disease or other ailments, whereas some women might not even notice them. Certain women transition well into menopause. When a period stops, women tend to feel okay and do not normally need a doctor to diagnose menopause. But a lot of women can struggle with the symptoms because they tend to interfere with their daily lives. This is the best time to consult a gynaecologist. Women younger than 40 who experience any of the symptoms that seem related to menopause should see a gynaecologist in order to rule out any other conditions, including primary ovarian insufficiency, which occurs when the ovaries stop producing enough reproductive hormones. Breast Exams Every women should learn to give themselves an self-breast examination without needing the help of a professional, but having a breast examination done in a clinical setting at least once year is also an important thing to do. A clinical exam can help you to confirm that you didn’t miss anything on when you are checking yourself and helps you to be sure you have no signs of breast cancer or other issues to be concerned about. If you do not know how to conduct a self-exam, ask your doctor for instructions. Sexual discomfort Painful sex is a signal to go and see a gynaecologist. Whether the source of the pain is physical or potentially psychological in nature, a gynaecologist should be your first port of call in order to get some answers. This intimate act shouldn’t cause physical discomfort. Many women also experience vaginal dryness during intercourse. Dryness can be related to a woman’s age or other mitigating factors in her life. If a younger woman has this problem and has been on birth control for a long time, there may not be enough oestrogen present in her body and she may need to change the type of birth control she is using.