Gynecological Symptoms You Can't Ignore


Women experience changes in their bodies throughout their entire lives. Some of these changes are due to aging. Others are the result of hormonal changes during pregnancy, menopause or menstrual cycles. While it may feel awkward to mention unusual symptoms in "unmentionable" places to your provider, these changes often provide important clues to your health. If you notice any unusual changes in your body, talk with your provider to make sure that what you're experiencing isn't serious.


Menopause is the natural end to a woman's childbearing years. You are in menopause after completing 12 months without a period. For some women, this transition is uneventful. However, up to 40 percent of women experience one or more disruptive symptoms.

• Vaginal burning, itching or dryness
• Decreased libido during sex
• Painful intercourse
• Bleeding after sex
• More frequent vaginal or urinary tract infections
• Frequent urination

If you are a pre- or post-menopausal woman and are experiencing any of the above uncomfortable changes in your body, schedule a consultation at the Allegan Pelvic Wellness Center by calling (269) 686-4355. There are many healthy ways to address menopausal symptoms. If you are experiencing additional gynecological concerns such as vaginal bleeding post menopause, talk to your provider.

Every woman is different, so it's important to know what is normal for you so you can recognize changes that may signal a possible health problem. Click here to learn more about a few gynecological symptoms you should not ignore.

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