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Doctor says “Pay attention to your period!”

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Dear Doctor:

I was just at the ob-gyn and when she asked when my last period was, I had no idea. Should I have been embarrassed? I’m not trying to have a baby and I’m not sexually active. Is this something I need to pay attention to?

A: This is a great question, and one with a simple answer: YES!

Let’s take a look at why. First of all, you should never be embarrassed to be honest with your doctor. That’s why you’re there, and why she, or he is there. The more honest you are, the more your health provider will be able to provide you with the best care possible.

When it comes to your period, every woman should stay aware.

How closely do you pay attention to your period? Keeping a calendar of the whens and the whats is a great idea for any number of reasons: click here to read more.

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