Nearly 3 out of 4 young women avoid seeing a gynecologist when necessary because they’re embarrassed. Ladies, if you’re reading this, please know that your reproductive system is a miraculous force of nature and you should never feel ashamed of discussing its health.
We at Bright Side have compiled a list of issues that are too often ignored until they become major health problems. We hope that you’ll sit back, relax, read, and remember that your well-being is priority number one.
1. The problem of spotting
Spotting is defined as light bleeding outside of your menstrual cycle. Totally unfair, right?! It can be caused by ovarian cysts, skipping birth control pills, or even stress.
It’s important to take time for self-care during stressful seasons of your life. Do things like take a warm bath, get a massage, and remember that your health is more important than meeting that deadline. If stress isn’t the case, consider what could be changing your hormones and talk to a gynecologist if the problem continues.
2. The risk of vaginitis
Vaginitis is a type of inflammation that can cause itchiness, odor, discharge, and pain. Sounds lovely, right? It can be caused by a number of factors and the good news is that it’s not always infectious.