OBGYN provides specialized care to women in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA and beyond. Though most girls are exposed to these types of doctors and appointments, many may not know what all an OBGYN can do and when to call them. Find out what you need to know about OBGYNs, below.
Q. What is an OBGYN?
A. An OBGYN is a doctor that specializes in both obstetrics and gynecology. Obstetrics is the care of women who are expecting or who have recently given birth. A gynecologist focuses on the health of women’s reproductive systems through annual visits and more. An OBGYN is able to provide care in both these areas, being there for every step of a woman’s life.
Q. How often do I need to see an OBGYN?
A. You should make an appointment with your OBGYN every year at minimum. These once a year visits are also called wellness exams, well woman exams, or annual exams. They involved your OBGYN checking your vitals, as well as performing a breast exam, pelvic exam, and a Pap smear.
But, that’s not the only time you may need to book an appointment with your OBGYN. You should also see them if you experience changes in your menstrual cycle, irregular periods, pain in your pelvic area or abdomen, for STD or STI testing, and more. If it involves your reproductive organs, make an appointment with an OBGYN.
Q. How do I prepare for my appointment?
A. Visiting your OBGYN can be a bit stressful, after all, it is a very personal visit. But, there are a few things you can do to prepare for the appointment and put your mind at ease. First, know that your OBGYN has seen it all before so there is no need to be embarrassed. Second, contact them to ask what to expect if it is your first visit. Third, keep a list of questions or concerned in the weeks leading up to your appointment, that way you won’t forget to ask something important due to nerves.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women who are looking for a new OBGYN or haven’t been to one in a while should contact Georgia OBGYN. Our staff provides quality care in a comfortable environment. We also offer a variety of services to help keep women healthy. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
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