What you should know about honest communication with your obgyn
Our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns want you to know why honest communication with your obgyn is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Our physicians and staff are professionals who deal with women’s health issues every day. Everything you tell your obgyn is kept confidential, so you can be up front with us during your visits.
Honest communication with your obgyn begins with these points
Honest communication with your obgyn helps our physicians provide you with the best care.
- Your sexual history provides important information. Our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns need to know if you are sexually active. If you are, you may need to be tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and be advised about safe sexual practices. It’s also important to tell us if you have pain or other symptoms during sex.
- Our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns need to know if you smoke, drink or use illegal drugs. Honest communication with your obgyn about habits like smoking, drinking or drugs may make you feel uncomfortable, but our obgyns are not here to judge you. Knowing about your habits helps us to assess your risk of certain illnesses. Our physicians also need to know about your lifestyle when you are thinking about becoming pregnant or are already pregnant so that we can advise you about protecting your baby.
- Don’t hesitate to tell us about embarrassing symptoms. You may think it’s awkward to mention things such as leaking urine or a diminished sex drive, but none of this makes our physicians uncomfortable. Honest communication with your obgyn means asking any and all questions.
- Avoiding scary symptoms will not make a problem go away. Finally, honest communication with your obgyn is crucial if you think you may have a serious problem. For example, if you are hesitant to mention a lump in your breast because you are afraid you have breast cancer, keep in mind that prompt diagnosis and treatment saves lives.
When you visit our Grapevine and Fort Worth obgyns for your annual well-woman exam, gynecological services or obstetrics, talk to us openly and honestly so that we can provide you with the best care possible. Let’s talk. Contact us for an appointment.Tweet