Every woman must have regular check-ups with a gynecologist, at least once a year – this helps prevent diseases. However, it is not always possible to consult a gynecologist, although it is very important to do so. Illnesses that are not treated in this way worsen, become complicated, and the treatment process becomes even more complicated. During the examination, the external sex organs, vagina, cervix are examined in the gynecological chair, the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and small pit are assessed by palpation. Also, swabs, cultures from the vagina and cervix are taken for testing for infections. A gynecologist determines pathologies of a woman’s genital organs, prescribes examinations and treatment. Various gynecological diseases can affect a woman’s fertility, pregnancy, sex life and overall psychological well-being.
When to consult a gynecologist?
When planning a pregnancy and becoming pregnant, feeling severe pain during menstruation, in the abdominal area, during intimate relations, after changes in the smell, color and texture of secretions, after feeling formations in the breasts and noticing other unpleasant sensations in the genital area. It is very important to visit the gynecologist as a preventive measure, so that in the event of an illness, the problem is noticed as early as possible.
Lina Mockevičienė and Violeta Tamulienė, doctors, obstetricians and gynecologists, who will help you take care of your sexual health, regain self-confidence and the joy of sexual life, advise at the Sokratos clinic.
What treatment methods can be applied?
At the Sokratos clinic, modern procedures are used to solve gynecological problems: injection procedures, laser or medical treatment. We also offer a modern method of treatment with bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormone therapy is used for complaints related to age-related changes, as well as in chronic diseases, after a prolonged period of breastfeeding or the use of contraceptives. Ultrasound, blood or other tests are prescribed for diagnostic purposes. A cervical oncocytology smear (PAP) is a test for cervical cancer.
A woman can avoid cervical cancer by doing it once a year. With this test, it is possible to diagnose various precancerous lesions of the cervix, which are treated with minimal interventions. A colposcopy is also performed – examination of the cervix with an optical device, and the internal organs of the female sex (uterus, ovaries) are examined with ultrasound. Abdominal and vaginal echoscopies are performed.
Uterine polyps, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pregnancy can be diagnosed during it. Breasts are also examined during the examination. A gynecologist’s consultation is always necessary when there is pain in the lower abdomen or in the loin area, bleeding unrelated to menstruation, heavy or irregular menstruation, missed periods, itching in the vagina and perineum, increased secretions, and the appearance of unpleasant odors.