Once you start visiting a gynecologist regularly, you should make sure to feel comfortable and confident to talk to them about everything that concerns you. Their task is to provide you with prompt and adequate care and treatment, but you should know to recognize warning signs that are potential symptoms of serious conditions such as fibroids, cysts, and, ultimately, cancer.
The role of your gynecologist is to give you information about your health, give you advice, and administer necessary examinations. You can expect questions about your age, lifestyle, medical history, and habits since these are all important for the gynecologist’s assessment of your health. Additionally, a pelvic floor exam and oftentimes ultrasound are performed first to understand the state of your health. This will give your gynecologist more details about what tests and screenings to suggest to ensure you are well taken care of. Although some of these examinations can be a bit uncomfortable, you should know they are absolutely necessary.