Sexual health is essential for complete and satisfying well-being. That's why Floravi wants to inform you more about the different tests and exams to be done to ensure perfect physical and mental health. You will quickly see that taking time for yourself will bring you more advantages than disadvantages!
The test of the thyroid gland
The examination is made by whom? First, the neck is palpated by your family doctor at your annual appointment or when symptoms are present. Subsequently, the test is concretized with a blood test and a urine test.
Why do the test? Thyroid disorders affect mentally and physically a person on a daily basis and are more common in women and the elderly. If it is not diagnosed and treated, the disease of the thyroid gland can degenerate and lead to much more serious health problems, for example depression.
Who should do the test and how often? Anyone with multiple symptoms from one of two types of thyroid gland disorder. In the case of hyperthyroidism, the production of excessive thyroid hormones, the main symptoms are: nervousness, irritability, insomnia, diarrhea, weight loss, increased appetite, tremors, heavy sweating, difficulty tolerating heat, hot and moist skin, formation of goiter and/or change in the appearance of the eyes. Regarding hypothyroidism, the insufficient amount of hormones produced, the symptoms are: fatigue, weakness, lack of energy and depression, difficulty concentrating, dryness of the skin, paleness of complexion, gain weight, intolerance to cold, swelling around the eyes and/or hair loss.
What do you need to know before the test? As with most blood tests, you must be fasting for 12 hours before the blood test.
Is it painful? Palpation of the throat by the doctor is not painful. The blood test may cause slight pain when the syringe is inserted, but usually causes only a slight discomfort.
What is the duration of the test? The blood collection for analysis only lasts a few minutes.
What is the process? As mentioned above, your family doctor will first test your throat and analyze a possible correlation between thyroid symptoms and your body. Thereafter, your doctor will provide you with a reference paper for a blood test and a urine test which will then be analyzed in the laboratory.
What do you need to know about treatment? All results will be sent to your doctor who will contact you to let you know. Generally, thyroid disorders are treated simply and, most of the time, with the help of medications.
The dyspareunia test
The examination is made by whom? Doctors can perform a test related to different dyspareunia. However, gynecologists are usually health professionals who will perform a complete gynecological examination. In general and to simplify its definition, dyspareunia is characterized by chronic pain of varying nature and intensity present during sexual intercourse. There are several kinds of dyspareunia.
Why do the test? It is estimated that about one in five women suffer from dyspareunia. However, many women are not diagnosed or treated since they do not consult or express their sexual discomforts. Several treatments are available for the majority of vaginal dyspareunia, so it is beneficial to talk about it and do the necessary tests to remedy the situation.
Who should do the test and how often? Anyone with concerns, questions, discomfort or pain during sexual activity. Dyspareunia affects women of all ages and ethnicities. You can consult a gynecologist or sexologist when you feel the need and if you think you suffer from dyspareunia.
What do you need to know before the exam? To promote a good diagnosis, the ideal is to know some elements concerning a possible dyspareunia. These factors include: the location where the pain is felt, when the pain occurs, and finally, the circumstances or context in which the pain occurs.
Is it painful? The pain can vary from woman to woman. It is quite possible to feel a little pain, but especially discomfort during the gynecological examination.
How long is the exam? The duration of the examination varies according to the dyspareunia. Your doctor may also suggest you take an additional test such as an ultrasound.
What is the process? First, you must schedule an appointment with your gynecologist. Afterwards, you will discuss the symptoms experienced and your worries. The doctor will ask you several questions and will proceed with tests adapted to your symptoms. These tests may require touching and palpating your genitals, such as the vaginal cavity and the cervix.
What do you need to know about the results? Depending on the diagnosis, the result could destabilize you quite strongly. What you should not forget is that there are several options available to you and that you now know what is the problem. You have already taken a step forward by discovering what affected you during your intimate relationships. You will then be able to get information from professionals in order to find solutions that will allow you to remedy the situation.
It is recommended to consult a health professional or his family doctor to be referred to a specialist who can evaluate you and offer you adequate solutions depending on your needs.