We’re now more informed than ever about our health. Once, the general populace knew little about health conditions. In fact, many put small ailments, and even severe illness, in the hands of the Gods. Luckily, we now have extensive knowledge of the body, as well as access to search engines like Google. We’re all backseat doctors. If we have symptoms, we get online and check them out. If only our ancestors could see us now. But, let’s be honest ladies; we do have a habit of scaring ourselves, then not doing anything. This is especially the case when it comes to intimate problems. Google may tell us we’re dying, but we still sit back and suffer rather than booking the gynecological visits which should be part of our routine anyway. It’s an increasing problem. While, most of the time, your Internet research exaggerates the problem, such worries can cause undue stress and discomfort.
The best thing to do would, of course, be to seek a professional opinion. Google can’t study your body. Is it any wonder it might have things wrong? To put your mind at ease while you wait for an appointment, we’re going to look at a few of the female ailments which probably aren’t as bad as you think.
Any woman fears finding a lump in her breast. At the moment of discovery, you’ll think cancer. And, Google will only confirm those fears. In truth, though, there is a multitude of reasons for breast lumps, and most of them have no relation to cancer. A lump could be anything from a gland, to a benign issue. You won’t know until you check it out. The chances are that your gynecologist won’t even need to do any tests to tell you it’s harmless. So, stop stalling and get it checked.
Bathroom troubles are never pleasant because it’s such a taboo issue. None of us feels comfortable admitting that it hurts when we go to the toilet. Worse, an online search could lead us to believe that problems such as bladder or kidney cancer are to blame. If this is something you’re worried about, find out about steps you can take on this website and others like them. For the most part, though, the issue will be nothing more sinister than a urinary tract infection. These clear up with antibiotics if you catch them early. Again, though, you won’t know until you get a medical opinion.
Let’s not beat around the bush; discharge is embarrassing. It shouldn’t be, but it is. We just don’t like to talk about it. But, it too can become an area of concern. If you experience a sudden increase, or your discharge changes color, you may worry that you’ve contracted an unwelcome infection. Again, though, the cause is often harmless. Discharge changes with your body, and even with your hormonal cycle. But, guess what we’re going to advise? That’s right; if you don’t get it checked, you won’t know either way.