When should a girl start seeing a gynecologist?

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Doctors and many organizations in the United States such as The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that girls age between the age of thirteen and fifteen start seeing a gynecologist once their menstrual cycle begins. If parents are interested in their daughter getting the HPV vaccine, then an earlier visit is recommended.

At Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology we think that it is very important for a girl to see a gynecologist if she has pain or discomfort in her vagina, lower abdomen, or when she urinates or vaginal discharge and odor.

Young girls are also encouraged to see an OBGYN if they are concerned that they might have a sign of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or if one of her parents does.

It is also important to see an OBGYN if the girl has irregular periods or if the periods are overly long or painful

Dr. Jack Ayoub of Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology understands that trust and comfort are usually the main concern of the patient, especially young girl, when he sees a young girl for her gyn examination, his main goal is to make her visit informative, he provides his patient with all necessary information, listen, explain, answer the questions and make her feel comfortable.

At Virginia Obstetrics and Gynecology we find that young women in many cases look forward to their annual checkups and to engager in conversations to discuss the health issues, ask questions and take notes. That is crucial, because the annual visits to a gynecologist are very important to a woman’s physical and emotional health.

Our Gynecologist Dr. Ayoub is now accepting appointments in his new office in Dulles VA. His new location is conveniently located at StoneSprings Hospital Center at 24430 Stone Springs Blvd. Suite 250, Dulles, VA 20166.