Many women throughout the High Desert area take the opportunity to talk to their OBGYN about a variety of issues at their annual gynecological exam. However, there are some topics that still feel taboo, and it can be difficult for Hesperia women to bring these seemingly embarrassing issues up to the doctor.

At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we strive to provide women with a caring and comfortable environment. We hope that our patients never feel embarrassed to come to us about any issues that they are having, and we hope that by addressing some of these common concerns women will understand that they are not alone, abnormal, or out-of-the-ordinary.

What are Some of the Most Common Embarrassing OBGYN Topics for Women?

Vaginal Odor

When a woman has a strong vaginal odor, she might be embarrassed to bring that up to the doctor. However, this can be a sign of infection. The doctor should be aware of it in order to look for other signs and to determine if treatment is necessary. A bacterial infection is a common infection in the vagina, and women should not feel dirty or ashamed.

Vaginal Discharge

Vaginal discharge is completely normal, and its color and consistency will change throughout the course of the menstrual cycle. The amount of discharge will vary from woman to woman, as some may have an excessive amount, where others will have very little at all. Normal is what is normal for that individual patient.

Leaking Urine

Incontinence is common among women, especially those who are aging or who have given birth. It’s important to address any incontinence issues you might be having with your doctor, for the doctor may have a treatment option available to make you more comfortable.

Lumps or Bumps On or Near the Vagina

Many women are embarrassed by these because they think this is automatically a sign of a sexually transmitted disease. However, ingrown hairs and pimples are also common in this region. Talk with your doctor about any lumps or bumps near your vagina in order to be sure that there is no infection present.

Issues with Intercourse

Women may feel like their sex lives are too personal to bring up with the doctor, especially if they are experiencing a low sex drive or pain with intercourse. However, doctors can help women have a more comfortable and enjoyable sexual experience — but only if they know the truth about what is going on.

While women might feel uncomfortable bringing up these issues to Dr. Ahmadinia, they should remember at all times that he is an expert in his field. He has plenty of experience and understands that all women experience different symptoms for different reasons. He will not make anyone feel like they are strange or unusual or make the situation any more uncomfortable than it already may be for the patient. He strives to provide the patient with honest and accurate information that is comforting and supportive, allowing women to feel relieved that they addressed the issues with their doctor.

Take advantage of your next annual OBGYN appointment, and be sure to talk to your doctor about any and all issues you might be experiencing at the time.