What is the most common age of menarche and menopause?
The average age of the first period is 12 years old and it is normal between 10 and 14. Menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55, and on average it occurs at 50.
How often do I have to visit the gynaecologist?
An annual visit to the gynaecologist is recommended for all women from the start of sexual relations or from the age of 25 and without any limit in old age.
Are there many side effects of the contraceptive pill?
No, but it is advisable to visit your gynaecologist so that he or she can exclude any contraindications and supervise the treatment.
Is the Papillomavirus vaccine recommended?
The HPV vaccine is administered on the vaccination schedule to girls while they are in 6th grade. It is strongly recommended for any woman at this time of her life, or later if not medically contraindicate.
I have forgotten a contraceptive pill, what do I have to do?
As soon as you realise it, take the forgotten pill and take the one that corresponds at that day, even if you have to take two together. If it has been passed more than 12 hours since you usually take it, use a condom until the end of the cycle to avoid any risk
Is it normal to suffer pain with menstruation?
The period can cause discomfort for many women. The pain must be tolerable and disappear with a mild analgesic and allow us to live a normal life. If this is not the case, consult your gynaecologist.
Are hormonal IUDs, which suppress the periods, recommended?
This type of IUD has usually no contraindications and can be recommended for most women. The fact that you do not have your period is not negative, just the opposite, it may be an advantage. Consult your gynaecologist about this option.
Do all women have symptoms during menopause?
Not all women suffer from unpleasant symptoms during menopause, and those who do will probably tolerate it easily. But if this is not the case, consult your gynaecologist who can offer you options to help you.
Is it normal to have a small amount of urine leaking when we make an effort?
Women very often suffer from this problem, especially if they have had children and during menopause. This does not mean that we have to resign ourselves to it. If this is your case, consult your gynaecologist, who will study your case and offer you the best solution.
Is it dangerous to have a regular mammography?
No, current mammography machines generate a minimum dose of radiation that is absolutely safe and the benefits of early diagnosis should encourage us to undergo these tests without any hesitation at the intervals indicated by the gynaecologist.
How are ambulatory surgeries performed?
Many of the gynaecological surgeries can be done on an outpatient clinic. At the Clínica Tres Torres there is an outpatient unit with all the facilities to perform this type of intervention, rest until we are completely recovered and then leave in a couple of hours.
What type of anaesthesia is used in gynaecological surgery?
Most outpatient operations such as conizations or hysteroscopies are performed under sedation. Other interventions that are done vaginally are usually done under peri/intradural anaesthesia and laparoscopies under general anaesthesia.
How many days of admission do the surgeries require?
It depends on the operation. Many are ambulatory, and those that require admission are usually performed vaginally or laparoscopically, so 48-72 hours of admission will be enough.
When will I be able to go back to work or live a normal life after surgery?
There is no one single answer to this question, because it will depend on the type of operation and the patient. But since at GinnovaBarcelona we prioritise minimally invasive surgery whenever possible, returning to normal life is very fast.
Are the scars very visible?
Many gynaecological operations are performed vaginally, so there are no visible scars. Abdominal gynaecological operations in GinnovaBarcelona are mostly performed by laparoscopy so scars are minimal. In any case it is a priority for all members of the team to achieve the best possible aesthetic results.
Do anti-incontinence surgeries have good results?
It is important to make a careful study before indicating an anti-incontinence surgery. There are minimally invasive techniques that can be performed on an ambulatory procedure. Selected cases, well documented and in expert hands have very good results.
How long does it take on average for a healthy couple to become pregnant?
Surprisingly, a fertile couple that has sexual relations during the days close to ovulation can require between 6 and 12 months to get pregnant. Therefore, it is necessary to have patience and it is not urgent to consult a specialist at least until 6 months.
Is it necessary to take a vitamin supplement if you are planning to conceive?
A pre-gestational visit is recommended to check your health and to evaluate the need of giving a supplement of vitamins, folic acid, iodine, vitamin D, etc..
How often are pregnancy visits scheduled?
The first visit can be made around the 7th or 8th week and monthly until the last weeks if the pregnancy is normal.
Is it normal to have blood loss during pregnancy?
It is quite common for small blood losses to be present during the first trimester of pregnancy. These are called implantation losses and do not necessarily indicate a poor prognosis for pregnancy, but consult your gynaecologist if this circumstance occurs.
Can medications be taken during pregnancy?
The pregnant woman must receive the necessary treatment for any contingency that may occur during pregnancy. The gynaecologist will indicate the best option. You can take Paracetamol for any episode of pain or fever, for the rest you should consult your gynaecologist.
Is it normal to have abdominal pain during pregnancy?
It is very common to have different types of complaints during pregnancy as the uterus grows and the abdomen gets used to the new volume, and by the end it is very common to notice discomfort and pressure on the pubis and non-painful and irregular contractions during the third trimester.
Is it possible to practice sport during pregnancy?
It is highly recommended that pregnant women practice some physical activity during pregnancy, with more intensity if she was previously a sportswoman, avoiding impact or risk exercises and adapted to the new physical shape.
Can you still have sex during pregnancy?
In the absence of a medical contraindication, it is very positive for the couple to continue having sexual relations throughout the pregnancy, adapted to the increasing abdominal volume.
What can you eat during pregnancy?
Pregnant women should eat a variety of foods: well washed fresh fruit and vegetables, cooked vegetables, meat, fish, chicken (well cooked), eggs and, to a lesser extent, carbohydrates (pasta, rice, potatoes, bread), preferably home-made foods and avoid processed products, sweets, alcohol, and large blue fish (bluefin tuna, emperor…).
Which is better: a vaginal delivery or a C-section?
This question cannot be answered. The outcome of the birth is a tailor-made suit, and will always be the one that better guarantees the health of mother and child. At GinnovaBarcelona we have extensive obstetric experience and if the birth goes well, we will always opt for a vaginal birth whenever possible.