How should you prepare for your first visit?
It is natural to feel nervous about your first visit, be assured there is no reason to be
Prepare the questions you would like to ask.
Gather medical information about your family
When should one have their first pap smear?
Two years after sexual debut.
How frequent should one do a pap smear?
Annually. Unless of course a co-test (i.e.) HPV test is done. It allows up to 3 years before the next test if negative.
When should I see a gynae for pregnancy care?
- The ideal time is 3 months before falling pregnant, where the need for vaccination can be assessed and administered. Risk factors can be identified. Co-morbidities can be diagnosed and controlled to ensure a good outcome.
What is the difference between gynaecology and obstetrics?
While gynaecology deals with the medical care of women’s health issues, obstetrics is related to care during pregnancy, childbirth, and immediate post-delivery. An obstetrician performs the delivery of babies via vaginal birth and caesarean section. Gynecologist does the treatment of issues related to reproductive organs like vaginal or uterine infections, infertility issues, etc..