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5 Reasons to See Your Gynecologist Regularly

5 Reasons to See Your Gynecologist Regularly

Even when you feel healthy, making your wellness an important priority helps ensure you stay that way. One of the best ways, as a woman, that you can ensure you get or remain healthy is to regularly visit our friendly and skilled gynecology team at Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to OB/GYNs Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros V. Michaels, MD, and Henry Luh, DO, prioritizing gynecological care keeps your reproductive organs healthy and benefits your overall wellness. Keep reading to learn five of the most important reasons you should see your gynecologist regularly.

How often should I see my gynecologist?

Once you get your first menstrual period in adolescence, our gynecology team recommends you begin visiting us at WHASN - NW every year, as a lifelong commitment. If you’re healthy, this appointment usually is your annual well woman exam.

If you have a health condition that needs to be monitored, are pregnant, or have health concerns, you’ll often need to see our team more frequently. We advise you on a customized care schedule that most benefits your needs.

5 reasons to keep those gynecology visits up-to-date

Trying to decide if you should make your next gynecological appointment? These are five reasons to make it a top priority.

1. Establish a baseline of your overall health

By visiting your provider when you’re healthy, you have the opportunity to establish a relationship with our team, get counseling about various health and lifestyle management needs, and have any questions and concerns addressed. These appointments also allow you and our team to get an idea of your overall wellness and vitals when you’re healthy.

This allows our team to quickly and easily notice if your health changes, which means you receive treatment promptly and are more likely to get medical issues resolved before they become serious. These visits also help you to feel more comfortable with our team right off the bat, if you face health issues at a later point.

2. Get important women’s health screenings

At your annual exam, our team screens you for a variety of women’s and general health conditions. This is important because many health issues don’t have any obvious symptoms.

Depending on your age, health needs, and when you last were screened, our team offers a number of different screenings. These include pap smears, STD testing, gynecologic ultrasounds, breast exams, and osteoporosis screening.

3. Take charge of your fertility

Whether you don’t want to have children right now or are hoping to get pregnant soon, our team is here to help you manage your fertility. If you’d like to prevent pregnancy, our team helps you choose the best form of birth control for your lifestyle and health needs.

If you’re thinking about having children in the near future, our team advises you on how to prepare your body for conception and a healthy pregnancy. We screen you for any conditions that might make it more difficult to become pregnant and offer solutions and counseling for infertility.

4. Keep your vaccinations up-to-date

Staying on top of your vaccinations helps prevent unwanted health conditions down the line. Our clinicians offer different vaccines, including the seasonal flu and Tdap vaccine, to women who are and aren’t currently pregnant.

5. Manage your period and menopause

During your childbearing years, your menstrual period should come every month you’re not pregnant. At your regular screenings, our team ensures your period is occurring normally and screens you for bleeding disorders.

If your period is causing you pain or is otherwise irregular, we offer diagnosis and multiple treatments, including birth control and minimally invasive laparoscopy.

If you’ve gone through menopause, our team ensures your bones are strong and healthy with osteoporosis management. If you’re experiencing symptoms common after menopause, such as vaginal atrophy or discomfort, we offer MonaLisa Touch® and other services that restore your comfort and functioning.

If you’ve been putting off seeing the gynecologist, why not make an appointment today? Contact us by phone or online to schedule your gynecological wellness exam.

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