WHEN SHOULD A WOMAN START SEEING A GYNECOLOGIST?

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WHEN SHOULD A WOMAN START SEEING A GYNECOLOGIST?

Turkey Medicals member and Obstetrician and Gynecologist Professor doctor explains to us, with a variety of options from healthcare providers and specialties, determining who and when to see can be confusing. As a Turkish gynecologist, one of the most common questions I hear from patients is, “Should I take my daughter to a gynecologist?” This is an excellent and important question.

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IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTACT THE GYNECOLOGIST IN THE FOLLOWING CASES

1- If you have any questions or concerns about the female reproductive system. This includes the breasts, uterus, ovaries and vulva. It may also include some urological or gastrointestinal symptoms.

2- If you have questions or problems with menstruation, pregnancy, fertility, or contraception.

3- If you have any sexual health concerns. For example; (libido, pain or abuse)

4- You are looking for a preventive medical examination and age-appropriate screenings.

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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A WOMAN SEE A GYNECOLOGIST?

A woman between the ages of 11 and 18 may appear, potentially a pediatrician, family doctor and/or a gynecologist. Most of the health care needs can be met by family doctors in Turkey or Turkish pediatricians.
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HOWEVER, THERE ARE SITUATIONS WHEN IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR A YOUNGER PATIENT TO SEE A GYNECOLOGIST, FOR EXAMPLE

1- Delayed puberty (no changes in breast tissue before the age of 14) or delayed menstruation (no menstrual cycle before the age of 16)

2- Painful menstrual cycles, especially if they are absent from school or activities due to symptoms

3- Inability to use tampons or excessive menstruation

4- Any sexual health concern or need for birth control

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WHEN SHOULD A PAP SMEAR IN TURKEY BE STARTED?

It is important to understand that the recommendations for Pap smear screening have changed many times over the past decade. As a result, many mothers remain undecided about when their daughters should start this screening. The current current recommendation is to start Pap smear screenings at the age of 21, regardless of sexual activity or birth control requirements.

There are times when a pelvic examination in Turkey (evaluation of the genital organs) may be necessary, but this is not for Pap smear screening. In addition, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended the teenage years to help prevent cervical cancer in the future. You can get more information about the HPV vaccine.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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