6 Questions You Should not Be Ashamed to Ask the Gynecologist – 2
1. “Is it normal to urinate when I’m laughing a lot or coughing?”
Many women report having a leak in their urine when they are laughing or coughing too much. This is common in those who have recently given birth, but can also happen to women without children. If it bothers you, talk to your doctor. If it happens too often or in more quantity, it can be a sign of urinary incontinence , caused by problems in the muscles that support the bladder.
2. “Why do I feel pain in sexual intercourse?”
Never be afraid to talk to the gynecologist about pain during sex, as relationships should be pleasurable, not painful. Assessing what is happening is essential to identify the cause – which can be infection, lack of lubrication, psychological reasons, among others – and thus find a solution and make sex a more comfortable time.
3. “Why do I have difficulty reaching orgasm?”
This difficulty is no reason to be ashamed. The situation is more common than imagined and, according to research, one in three women can not achieve orgasm in sexual intercourse. This happens due to a number of factors, some physical and some psychological. If it happens to you, feel free to talk to your doctor and fix it as soon as possible.
4. “How do I know if I should use lubricant?”
If you feel that your vagina does not lubricate during sex, it is important that you use lubricants as this will prevent the vaginal region from getting bruised. Doctors say the simpler, water-based lubricants are the right ones. Another tip is to choose some that has flavor or that gives a warm feeling, as they will help even more at the time of sex.
5. “How do I know if I have an STD?”
Many women wonder how they can identify any sexually transmitted disease (STD) in themselves. But only a professional can make a correct diagnosis, since there are not always visible changes in the body. It is therefore important to know the sexual history of each person and to make a laboratory evaluation. It is also worth remembering that condom use is essential for the protection of women and partners and partners.
6. “Can I have sex during pregnancy?”
In general, yes. But it will all depend on whether or not there are problems that hinder the practice. Asking your doctor is the best way to make sure you are not hurting your pregnancy or your baby. If he says it’s all right, go ahead and have fun!
Even when it comes to very personal matters, there is no reason to feel embarrassed or to give up asking. Doctors are accustomed to hearing this type of question and aim to help patients, always.