Sensitive Topics Worth Mentioning To Your OBGYN

Most of us are wary of looking stupid or asking stupid questions, but at your OBGYN, there is no such thing as a “stupid” question or subject. Trust us, we have heard it all. So squelch that feeling, and ask us whatever you want. That’s why we’re here. Here are just some sensitive topics worth mentioning to your OBGYN.

Don’t Assume Your Menstrual Pain is Typical

So, what exactly is typical or normal regarding menstrual pain? Talk with Women’s Health Partners if your pain seems increasingly more severe. Explain any changes to your cycle since the last visit. Are you bleeding longer or heavier?  Any changes can signify a problem with fibroids or endometriosis.

Talk it out and get some answers.

Changes In Odor Should Be Addressed

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All women have some odor, but when it changes or becomes more fishy smelling, talk with your doctor. Yes, it is embarrassing, but there could be an infection brewing and it’s better to have it treated before it becomes worse.

Pain During Intercourse

Don’t ignore this subject if you are experiencing any pain during sex. Sexual intercourse is supposed to be a pleasant experience, not a painful one.

Vaginal dryness could be the culprit so discuss with your physician about sexual positions as well as possible hormonal imbalance. Are you getting older leading to more dryness? Are you giving yourself enough time for foreplay arousal? 

These are not selfish questions, and the answers may be easy ones, but you have to ask.

“But I’m Too Young To Have Incontinence”

If you have given birth, incontinence can become a problem no matter your age due to your weakened pelvic muscles.

Incontinence can be due to any number of situations. What you drink, like alcohol or caffeine, can lead to incontinence. Eating chocolate, taking certain medications, a urinary tract infection, or being overweight can all contribute to incontinence as well. Don’t be shy about asking questions.

The Embarrassing Topic Of STDs

No one wants to open themselves up to judgement about their past life. If you entered into questionable or frequent relationships in the past, the best person to confide in is Women’s Health Partners.

Some STDs can make you more vulnerable to infertility. Herpes is a chronic condition that will need to be managed throughout your life.

When You’re Just Not Interested

It can happen to us all. We just don’t have the “urge” right now. There are any number of reasons a women can lose temporary interest in sex related to physical, mental, or emotional issues.

Stress, being in a long term relationship, your medications and their side effects, or some underlying physical condition could be the source of the problem.

Sex is an important part of a woman’s life, and there is no reason to accept low libido.

Whatever the sensitive topic, bring it to Women’s Health Partners for recommended treatments or counseling.

Call our office in Boca Raton at (561) 368-3775 or our office in Boynton at (561) 734-5710 to schedule an appointment today.

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Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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