MBBS. DGO. MD. PGI Chandigarh
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Gynecologists and Obstetrician – Gynecologist Doctors at New Town Clinic deals with common problem like –
Q: When should you visit a Gynecologist for the first time?
A woman’s body is tender and complicated!
A single sign of any abnormality related to reproductive health or physical health of a woman should not be ignored or overlooked.
Frankly speaking, there’s no specific time as of when to visit a Gynecologist!
But as per the tradition you should visit a gynecologist, when you first hit puberty. One can even pay a visit, during the first period, or any complications after the first sex!
Hence according to the general rule, it’s better to visit a gynecologist for the first time between the age of 14 to 18!
If required then before 14, but not later than age 18!
Q: Will the birth control pill make me gain weight?
Not necessarily. There’s actually no proven record that can rightfully say birth control pills or oral contraceptive pills help put on weight!
You have two types of pills available in the present medicine market. One is the Progestin only pill, and the other is the Progestin – Estrogen combination pills!
You should always remember that, Estrogen is what influences the physical sexual appearance. Estrogen increases the fluid level in your body, and might work as an weight gain element!
Progestin only pills are only applicable for those, who don’t need extra estrogen to counterbalance the adverse effects of progestin!
I advice not to take any form of contraceptive pill on your own! It’s better you visit a gynecologist, and discuss what form of pills is suitable for you.
Q: What is normal Menstruation? When should I talk to a gynecologist about changes in my periods?
The menstrual cycle makes up most of the physical health of a woman. The cycle is influenced by many factors, and often times a woman can experience changes in their cycles.
A normal menstrual cycle is said to be maintained, if the time gap between two periods is roughly 21 days to one month!
Stress, anxiety, eating habits, medications, physical activities all effect the cycle on a huge basis.
The best way to track a normal menstrual cycle, is to note the gap in between 3 to 4 consecutive periods.
The gaps should not be more than a month, and you should be tracking it each month! Like say, if your period takes place on 1st or 2nd date of a month, then it should again take place somewhere in the first 5 to 10 days of the next month. A one week extra gap, is normal.
But if you notice severe changes in your cycle, like one month the period starts on the 5th, the 2nd month it starts on 15th, the next month it is skipped and it takes place on the 4th month again, then you should consult a gynecologist.
Q: What medications can I take for a cold during pregnancy?
Usually, it is advised not to take any self prescribed medicines or drugs during pregnancy! It’s better to take advice of a gynecologist. Pay a visit and let the doctor decide what medicines are right for you.
But for the time being, common cold medicines like paracetamols, cough suppressant lozenges, are okay to have.
Some medicines you should avoid include aspirin, painkillers, combinations containing codeine phosphate and any type of herbal medicine.
For more complications and high fever consult a gynecologist immediately!
Q: Is it safe to exercise / travel when I’m pregnant?
Travelling is the most risky thing to do during pregnancy. Over exhaustion can definitely result in complications.
It’s better to go out for small morning or evening walks, if you feel too restless.
On the other hand have a brief talk with a gynecologist regarding what type of physical exercises you can do.
Load lifting and heavy exercises are extremely dangerous during pregnancy. Consult before you plan to do any kind of exercises. Not all exercises go well for everybody!