You know well that with gynecological problems you should always visit your doctor. It is especially dangerous for some symptoms to postpone your visit to a gynecologist.
When to see a gynecologist?
For example, if you experience pain in your pelvic area of unknown origin, you find a lump in your breast, or if you experience abnormal bleeding, you should turn into a qualified gynecologist.
If the pain is not related to menstrual cramps, and you have no other illness – urinary tract infection – which may cause pelvic pain, contact your doctor.
The type of pain can be varied. It may become sharp, intermittent, or cramp.
The pain may be sudden and excruciating, or blunt, persistent. It may be that the area becomes sensitive to pressure, and the pain intensity may gradually increase.
Pelvic pain can, of course, also caused by other problems such as inflammatory bowel disease or gallstones, but if they are not the cause for the pain, you may suspect the following reasons.
The most common reasons
Sudden, severe bladder pain can be a sign of ovarian cancer, but also pelvic inflammation caused by sexually transmitted diseases. The exact cause of pain is determined by the gynecologist using physical and ultrasound examinations.
Lump in the breast
There are several reasons why the bumps in the breast may be swollen. If you experience it regularly before your menstrual period, you probably do not have to be scared. In this case, it is presumed to be a fibrocystic or swollen lymph gland. These are the result of hormonal changes. However, if you have not experienced any changes before, make sure you turn to a gynecologist. If it is cancer, early diagnosis and successful medical intervention can be lifesaving.
The role of prevention
To discover the possible lumps as soon as possible, it is essential that you perform a self-examination once a month. Additionally, it is worth booking an exam with your doctor every year. And if you’re too young for the traditional mammography test, we would like to remind you of a breast screening explicitly developed for women in their twenties and thirties.
Although problems with hormonal regulation often cause bleeding regardless of the menstrual cycle, you should contact your doctor. In the worst case, the following diseases may be present in the background:
Causes of abnormal bleeding
Of the above-listed conditions, most probably cervical cancer is the most dangerous. As a result of the cancerous lesion, four thousand women die each year in our country and 13000 new cases diagnosed. The disease can be prevented with HPV vaccination as well as diagnosed early with a regular, annual recurrence of Pap Smear test.