Women have been misled for years by talking about their health. It is hard to not believe the words of a doctor, but always check! You are 20 and your relatives ask why you are not yet pregnant and then it will be too late? Doctor says that pain during menstruation is normal? Do friends say not to worry if delay is more than 7 days? If at least one answer is yes, the following facts are for you!
1. "If there are painful days during critical days, tolerate and drink painkillers." Any pain is a bell on certain processes in the body. Uncomfortable lower abdominal pain, low back pain, or breast tenderness during menstruation are considered normal symptoms. However, if you have been struggling with pain for 2 days without getting out of bed, you cannot work as usual and experience unusual sensations - you should consult your doctor and find out the cause!
2. "You should get pregnant as soon as possible!" Similar statements are remnants of the past. A number of studies have been conducted to prove that a healthy woman can give birth to a healthy baby even up to 45 years! An experiment was recently conducted that showed clear data. Turning to reproductive technology or trying to become a mother on her own, a woman will give birth to 3 babies if the first is born at 23, 2 babies if the firstborn is born at 27, one if even the process starts at 32 and later.
3. "Delays are normal." In general, the delay of up to 7 days is considered to be quite commonplace and not even called a delay. However, if you are waiting for critical days for more than a week, it is best to see a doctor. If you are not pregnant, there are many reasons for delay: hormonal imbalance, chronic or acquired illness, taking some medicines and more. Finding out the cause is already the first step to fix it!
4. "Any tests are for gynecologists only!" Now we are not talking about self-medication, but more about tracing one's condition. For the most part, we do the necessary examinations and take tests only with the advice of a doctor. However, every 3 years, women 21 to 65 years of age need to have a cytological smear from the female genital organs, or a Pap test. It is mandatory, you can not wait for the appointment of a doctor. Recall that from the age of 21, the gynecologist must visit at least once a year!