5 Reasons to See a Gynecologist

Managing your day-to-day life can be tough. Managing your health as a female can be even tougher – without the help of a gynecologist, that is. The truth is that many women’s health issues, from painful periods to UTIs, can be a thing of the past with a simple trip to Women’s Health Specialists in Memphis. If you’re on the fence about scheduling an appointment with our team, read these five reasons to see a gynecologist. You’ll thank us later. 

Keep Up with Your Yearly Visits

Aside from itchy situations or painful cramps, visiting your WHS clinician is a great way to maintain your overall health. We recommend that you come to our office once a year so your doctor can track changes to your health and help address any issues you’re facing head-on. 

During your annual, we’ll conduct a few routine exams, which could include a pelvic exam, breast exam, and pap smear. A pelvic exam helps us detect unusual changes or growths and signs of sexually transmitted diseases. Your breast exam works the same way and helps us check for signs of breast cancer. You won’t have to have a pap smear every year, but this exam also helps us to check for signs of cancer. 

Visiting every year like clockwork may feel intimidating, but it’s essential to ensure you stay safe and healthy. 

Changes to Your Cycle

Experiencing an irregular period? You aren’t the only one, and our team is here to help. Irregular periods could be your body’s way of alerting you to a deeper health issue. If you’ve missed several periods or your bleeding is suddenly extremely heavy, it’s time to schedule your next appointment at WHS so we can get to the bottom of the issue and find you relief. 


Changes to your cycle aren’t always due to negative health issues – if you’re expecting, schedule an appointment with us! Staying healthy through a pregnancy requires the help of a doctor, and we’ll stand by your side every step of the way, from the first trimester to the big day. 

Birth Control 

Even though it can be exciting to find out you’re pregnant, not everyone is ready to become a mother, and that’s okay! One of the best reasons to book an appointment is to talk with one of our specialists about the forms of birth control that we offer. Depending on your goals and lifestyle, we can walk you through all the options to find the right one for you. 

Painful Intercourse

If having sex causes pain, reach out to our team. Painful intercourse could be physical, psychological, or both, but no matter the root of the problem, you’ll need a gynecologist to help you figure it out. 

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When it comes to taking care of your body, you should always feel like you’re ahead of the game. If you’re experiencing any of the conditions we talked about in this blog, it’s time to schedule your next appointment at the Women’s Health Specialists of Memphis. Don’t wait – get started today!