Many women wonder how often it is advisable to go to the gynecologist and, more generally, what are the periodic examinations and checks necessary to be repeated according to regular intervals.
In general, and putting aside for a moment the fact that each patient should always be evaluated individually and according to their individual needs, it should be clarified first of all that the visit to the gynecologist should be considered as a normal routine meeting, aimed at always have the "pulse" on the conditions of our reproductive system.
How often to go to the gynecologist then? As far as the very first visit is concerned, it can already be done at puberty, in the case of particular problems, or when you start having sexual activity. Even in the absence of the latter, it would be advisable to start going to the gynecologist as early as 18/20 years.
A visit is still necessary if there are problems or particular problems, such as markedly painful, irregular or very abundant periods, rather than itching or vaginal burning: it is precisely in these cases that the gynecologist will be able to promptly identify the causes of the problem and propose the most appropriate solutions.
Returning to periodic checks, they should be considered essential in the context of prevention. Going to the gynecology treatment hospitals in India on a regular basis will allow the identification and early detection of any conditions, such as ovarian cysts, rather than papillomavirus infection, or some inflammations and infections are typical of the reproductive system.
For patients within the age of 25, the frequency of gynecological examinations can be variable between 18 and 24 months and, as a rule, will involve routine examinations such as the pap test, external abdominal pelvic ultrasound for the control of uterus development and ovaries, any tampons.
The women between 25 and 50 years should instead go to the gynecologist every 12/18 months. In this age group, the doctor will normally proceed with transvaginal pelvic ultrasound for the early detection of any ovarian cysts, pap smear, and possible palpation of the breast. It is also important to remember that, starting at age 35, women should also regularly undergo regular breast ultrasound.
When the period of the woman's fertile age ends, visits to the gynecologist must not be interrupted. Patients in the age group between 50 and 70 years are advised to go to the gynecologist every two years, for routine checks such as the pap test and general check-up. However, it is suggested to undergo transvaginal ultrasound every 12/18 months, to avoid late diagnosis of any ovarian tumors which, unfortunately, in this age group tend to increase due to the interruption of ovarian activity.
In some cases, a patient may feel uncomfortable with the idea of undressing in front of a male doctor and, consequently, it is possible that she decides to focus her choice on a female gynecologist. On the other hand, the opposite can also happen: some patients prefer to deal with a male gynecologist of gynecology treatment hospitals in Delhi because they would not feel particularly comfortable in the presence of a woman. As it is easy to understand, there is no single answer to this question, which is influenced by cultural, character, and social factors in most cases.