I think it’s safe to say that once we become mothers we tend to focus on our children and their health so much more than our own. For most of us if our kids show even a hint of a sore throat or any kind ache or pain, we don’t hesitate to bring them to the doctor to make sure that everything is ok. However, it seems that our limbs have to be falling off or we have to struggle to pull ourselves out of bed before we’ll make an appointment for ourselves! I know I’m not the only mother like this!
There are certain things that we should never, ever ignore though, and maintaining good gynaecological health is very important for every woman. I may suffer through flu’s and back pains and minor issues at home without seeing a doctor, but I always make sure I get a PAP smear once a year.
Marie Claire magazine spoke to Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine, and Alyssa Dweck, M.D., snd author of V Is for Vagina about what sort of symptoms are definite red flags that you should see your gyno right away.
Among the common issues that should make you see your gyno immediately (but that many of us probably ignore for longer than we should)
If your period stops