Why Regular Visits Are Important
By Capital Women's Care
July 07, 2021
Category: Women Health Care
Tags: Regular Visits  

How regular visits from your gynecologists in Rockville, MD, can protect your health.

A gynecologist is an important part of a woman’s healthcare team. Your gynecologist is an expert at taking care of your reproductive system, so including regular visits to your gynecologist, every year can keep you healthy.

The gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, offer a wide variety of women’s healthcare services, including annual visits to protect your health.

Your gynecologist treats women of all ages, from when menstruation first starts, to postmenopausal women.

For young women who are first menstruating, regular visits are important because your gynecologist can:

  • Advice on birth control methods if you are sexually active
  • Regulate your periods if they are irregular, late, or heavy
  • Perform an examination if you have missed a period to determine if you are pregnant
  • Treat severe cramping or severe bleeding associated with your period
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer

For older women who are pre-menopausal, menopausal, or post-menopausal, your gynecologist can:

  • Treat symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes, cold sweats, weight gain, and other symptoms
  • Perform a pap smear to determine the presence of cancerous cells
  • Do a breast examination to check for lumps that may indicate breast cancer
  • Treat brittle bones or osteoporosis, one of the consequences of menopause

You should also visit your gynecologist in between regular visits if you:

  • Notice a yellow, green, or grey discharge from your vagina
  • Experience abdominal or pelvic cramping or pain that doesn’t go away
  • Notice a lump in one or both of your breasts
  • Experience breast tenderness that doesn’t go away

Your gynecologist can help you stay healthy, and it all begins with regular visits, at least once each year. To find out more about the importance of regular visits to your gynecologist and how they can protect your health, call the gynecologists of Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, MD, at (301) 569-6301. Call today.

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