If you're like most women, you only see your gynecologist when it's time for those routine screenings. But, by limiting your visits, you could be limiting your ability to get the help you need. Before you ignore the signs any longer, read the information provided below. If you've experienced any of these issues, speak to your gynecologist.
Pain During Intercourse
If your sex life has been suffering due to pain, it's time to talk to your gynecologist. Pain during intercourse is not something you should need to deal with. Vaginal dryness is one problem that can cause you to experience pain during intercourse. You might not realize this, but vaginal dryness can cause tiny tears to develop inside the vaginal cavity, leading to pain and discomfort during intercourse. There are a number of reasons why you might experience vaginal dryness, including age and medications. If you experience pain during intercourse, talk to your gynecologist right away.
Diminished Sex Drive
It's not uncommon to lose your desire for sex from time to time. Two common issues that can cause a decrease in your sex drive include stress and fatigue. In most cases, loss of sex drive associated with those issues can be resolved with gynecological intervention. But, if you've experienced a significant decrease in your normal sex drive, there may be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. If you've lost your desire for sex, and you've found no way to resolve the issue, it's time to talk to your gynecologist.
It's not unusual for women to experience some type of vaginal discharge. In fact, the vagina uses natural lubrication to remove harmful bacteria. But, there are times when the vagina produces abnormal discharge. These types of discharge can have a thicker consistency, or be accompanied by a foul odor. If you've developed a thick discharge, or there's a foul odor coming from the discharge, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist right away. You could be suffering from a vaginal infection.
If you've ever suffered a small urinary leak, it's probably nothing to worry about. Most women experience occasional bladder leaks. But, if you're experiencing frequent urinary or fecal leaks, you need to talk to your gynecologist. Most women don't realize pregnancy puts a lot of pressure on the pelvic floor. This pressure can cause a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, weakened muscles can lead to urinary and fecal incontinence. Don't live with the embarrassment. If you're dealing with urinary or fecal incontinence talk to your gynecologist as soon as you can.
For more information, reach out to a local gynecologist.