An OB/GYN is an integral part of any healthcare team. If you don’t have one, you really should. OB/GYN is short for obstetrician and gynecologist. An obstetrician is a physician who provides maternal health to pregnant women and delivers babies. A gynecologist specializes in the study and care of the female reproductive organs. Even if you’re not pregnant or thinking of conceiving any time soon, it’s wise to schedule a yearly appointment with an OB/GYN. Here’s why.
A gynecologist can provide you with great insight regarding various aspects of your health. Talking with one annually can be helpful to your mental health, as well as your physical health. There are a number of issues associated with sexuality and reproduction that an OB/GYN is an expert in. In addition, your yearly visits are a chance to have preventive screenings such as Pap smears and other testing done.
Speaking of preventive screenings, a breast exam may not be something you consider when you think of seeing this medical professional. However, these physicians also provide manual breast exams for their patients regularly.
There are several options on the market to aid in reproductive management, and there are always new choices coming available. Our OB/GYN is an expert in birth control and can help to recommend a method that fits your lifestyle and your specific health needs.
It’s important to share your concerns openly in order to be sure we’re meeting your sexual health needs. Any issues such as pain during intercourse or concern regarding sexually transmitted infections should be discussed with our OB/GYN.
Talking to our doctor about menstrual issues can shed a great deal of light on your current state of wellness.
There are a number of reasons why you should see an OB/GYN. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, contact us today at Women’s OB/GYN Center, with offices in Pasadena and Webster. We look forward to speaking with you!