I am 18 years old this year, have not had sex but have a lot of pox-like discharge, itching in the private area, especially a week before my period. Should I go to the doctor? (Hoa, Hanoi).
Gynecological diseases are becoming alarming diseases, seriously affecting health in general and reproductive health of women in particular. Every year, the number of gynecological diseases increases by 15-27%. Among them, vaginitis is the most common disease. However, most women only go to the doctor when they have a certain disease or have unbearable symptoms. The rest go to a gynecologist because they are about to get married.
Women who have not had sex should still see a gynecologist. Because, during puberty, female children have hormonal changes accompanied by bad effects from the environment, poor lifestyle, not clean genitals, leading to gynecological infections and diseases. other reason. Therefore, women need to have regular gynecological examinations to help them detect diseases at an early stage, improve their lifestyle, take proper care of their bodies, and prevent reproductive health problems.
In this case, the doctor only examines and observes the external genitalia or accessory gonads to detect abnormalities. During the examination, the doctor did not damage your hymen and other organs.
For women who have given birth, regular gynecological examinations help prevent and detect early urinary tract infections, uterine fibroids, even uterine cancer, and many other gynecological conditions.
Women in the reproductive stage will be consulted by doctors on reproductive health, safe and effective methods of contraception, and at the same time detecting endocrine disorders for treatment.
Therefore, women should actively visit a gynecologist at least once every 6 months. In addition, examine when there are abnormal manifestations such as abnormal discharge and unpleasant odor; genitals that are itchy, red, or have nodules or sores; painful, painful urination. In case of lower abdominal pain, pain during sex; Unusual bleeding outside of your period or bleeding after sex also requires prompt medical attention.
For the most accurate examination results, women should go to the doctor two to three days after their period is clean, and abstain from sexual intercourse. Do not douche, do not put medicine about three days before the exam. Clean the vaginal area before examination. Ensure psychological readiness and comfort during the examination.
Doctor Nguyen Thi Minh Thanh
Deputy Head of Examination Department, Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital