Having good gynecological health is essential to maintain fertility, prevent venereal diseases or prevent the risk of gynecological and breast cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to have a gynecological examination once a year.
What is it?
The gynecological review consists of creating a complete patient’s history, which will include a physical examination of the female reproductive organs as well as the breasts, as well as the necessary complementary tests, to rule out any pathology.
We must know the gynecological background of the woman, to know the age with which she had her first period, the periodicity with which she has her period, if it is very abundant or if she has irregularities, know if she uses any contraceptive method, know the date of last period…
Perform a general examination of the external genitals as well as the vagina. An abdominal and pelvic exam will be performed. Cervical cytology will be performed to rule out cervical cancer (Pap test).
If necessary, a colposcopy, transvaginal or transabdominal ultrasound will be performed.
It will proceed to perform a test of moms, to detect that everything is fine.
If any alert comes or goes during physical examinations, complementary tests such as mammography, bone densitometry or biochemical or hormonal studies may be carried out.
If requested, the patient will proceed to give contraceptive or fertility advice, or resolve any questions that may arise.
The gynecological examination will help us to prevent and detect any alteration in the female reproductive system, and any type of cancer related to these organs, such as breast cancer or cervical cancer, can be detected early.
Urology is one of the medical disciplines in which we must show more attention. Prostate problems are the most frequent pathologies among men over 50 but the male population continues to maintain old taboos as fear or shame so it does not go to the urologist, sexologist or the specialist in reproduction and andrology, which makes it difficult to Detection and early approach of certain problems.
For this reason, from the Urology Unit of the GFO, we want to take advantage to be able to emphasize the need for men to know the most common symptoms and changes that occur at the urological level related to the prostate.
The most common prostate problem is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasty (BPH), which consists in the growth of the prostate gland that hinders and obstructs urine output. It affects 90% of men and is a common sign of aging that does not seriously affect male health.
Another less frequent prostate condition is prostatitis or prostate infection. It is a problem that usually affects younger men. They are urine infections generated by the usual germs that, in the male, are installed in the prostate causing voiding symptoms that can sometimes be very intense. They are usually chronicled very easily if an early and adequate treatment is not established
In this regard, specialists highlight 5 keys in terms of prevention:
- Stay physically active
- Adopt a healthy diet
- Recognize urological and sexual symptoms in time
- Go to specialists and properly follow the diagnostic and treatment protocols by specialists.
- If you are a man and you think you may have any symptoms related to the prostate, urological or sexual health, contact us and our urologists will monitor your health status.
For all this, if you are male or female, we encourage you to visit us at the Oyala Gynecology and Fertility Center.
Grand Hotel Djibloho, Djibloho (Equatorial Guinea)