When it comes to our girlfriends and those we consider close to us, we often find that you can share pretty everything with that other person. But, social graces dictate that some feminine questions just should not be made so public. After all, private parts are just that – private. Even though we all have the same equipment and we all have gone through almost all of the same issues, some women are just too shy to talk about it. This article is meant to provide you with some reassurance and courage to take charge of your health and not be embarrassed.
1) Is it safe to shave everything off?
This is a more common concern amongst women. Some say it is healthier to have more coverage because the hair covers one of the most sensitive parts of the body, while others say that as long as you keep yourself clean, there really is not an issue. This is up to you and your preferences and how you will be able to keep yourself tidy.
2) What is a normal smell?
All women will have this question at some point in their life. This is nothing to be embarrassed about. Every woman has a different scent. And do not forget, it is supposed to have a different smell. But, be wary, if it starts to smell more potent, or rank even, then it is definitely time for a check-up to make sure you do not have an infection or worse.
3) How much discharge is too much?
Just like the smell issue, every woman has a different amount of discharge. This is completely normal and completely unique to the woman. That is just simple genetics. Keep track of how much discharge you get during the month, and pay particular attention to the color and consistency. Next time you are with a doctor, mention what you have discovered.
4) What is a normal amount to bleed during my period?
Even though it feels as though a whole river is escaping us every month it really is only a couple of fluid ounces that we lose. The most important thing for you to do is to monitor your first two days every month to make sure your body is consistent. If something is off, you will definitely notice and should mention it to your doctor as soon as possible. So make sure to include it to your list of feminine questions.
5) How often should I be getting a check-up?
This depends on the woman, but it is always safe for at least once a year. If you are $exually active and do not use protection, then you need to up that number for safety and good practice.
6) Should I get tested for fertility?
Dependent on your age and your individual circumstances, you might want to check on whether or not you are still fertile or not. It is an easy test, all you have to do is ask.
7) I am having trouble getting pregnant.
Because this is such a private matter, you are your gynecologist who will want to discuss options you have if this really is a physical problem. There are a lot of factors that could be the reason for having trouble getting pregnant. The best way to overcome this problem to ask and get tested.
It is so important to take charge of your health and seek out the answers to the difficult and even “embarrassing” and awkward questions. These questions above are only suggestions. There are so many other concerns that should definitely be on your list to include pelvic pains, menopause, menstrual, pregnancy, infections, etc.
I guarantee you, you will not be the first person to ask a certain feminine questions. The most important thing for you to do is ask. This is perhaps the most important part of your body and its health is completely dependent upon you! Do not be afraid of tests, or even afraid of the results, the best thing for you is to be completely informed. This is help you plan out your life.