Tell me if this sounds familiar: Sitting in the waiting room of your gynecologist’s office, a million questions run through your mind. The second your name is called to see the doctor, though, you’re shaken, and it all gets erased from your head like art on an Etch A Sketch. This is pretty much me at every gyno appointment. I could bring notecards to the doctor’s office and still guarantee that, the second my OBGYN walks through the door, I’ll go off-script. It’s important to make sure you’re asking any and every question you have, like what breast density is, does this detail matter in the long run, and if your breasts are dense, what does that mean in terms of your chances of developing breast cancer? Trust me, I completely understand that a trip to the gyno isn’t exactly fun, and that the entire process can be uncomfortable, regardless of whether you’re friendly with your doctor or not. But your OBYGN is your number one source to the answers to these types of questions, and for the sake of your health, it’s really important to speak up.
Our own Dr. Segal shares his thoughts with Elite Daily in this recent article.