Women Should Know These 8 Important Medical Tests and Vaccines
Visiting gynecologists in India is nothing short of a trial. Depending on the doctor and if you’re lucky, the visit can be easy and non-judgmental. But sometimes the experience can be embarrassing, humiliating, or may even cause the doctor to downplay your symptoms.
This brings us to the subject of how there are certain medical tests and vaccines that women should know about and what their gynecologists should tell them about. But unfortunately, we live in a country where marital status determines whether someone should see a gynecologist or not. We have compiled a list of these tests and vaccines. You can ask your doctor to tell you about it.
1. Pap test
2. Cervical cancer vaccine
4. Bone density test
5. STD and STI tests
6. Blood tests to diagnose PCOS
There is no single test that can diagnose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The doctor may recommend blood tests to measure hormone levels, ultrasounds, and pelvic physical exams. Along with this, they will ask about your medical history to rule or rule out conditions for the same. If you have missed your period or have irregular periods, you should tell your doctor.
seven. Vitamin deficiency tests
8. Thyroid tests
Women are more likely to be affected by an underactive or overactive thyroid gland. Changes in thyroid hormone levels can manifest in the body as changes in metabolism, weight, skin, etc. Although these symptoms may be perfectly normal and may be indicators of aging, it is advisable to report these changes to your doctor first. They can then guide you whether or not you need these tests.
Note: This list is purely informative. This is not medical advice.