Frequently Asked Questions
I consider myself healthy. Should I be seeing a Gynaecologist?
Yes, women go through many changes during their lifetime, from adolescence to menopause. If you are healthy and symptom-free, please keep in mind that underlying health problems can sometimes present with no symptoms at all. Therefore, it is important to schedule a routine wellness exam with a gynaecologist each year.
What expectations should I have for my visit to a gynaecologist?
The components of your visit will vary depending on your age. Regular pap smears, pelvic exams, breast exams, and potentially, HPV vaccination are recommended for young women. From the age of 21 onwards, you should get pap smears or as recommended by your gynaecologist, although they will begin mammogram screenings by age 40. If applicable, your doctor will also discuss your health concerns, the risk for certain diseases, and contraception needs with you
Will I need to follow any special instructions between visits?
Possibly. Every woman is unique, so only your doctor can tell you whether you need to make any changes to your lifestyle or eating habits following your appointment.