I don't know about you, but when I think about gynecologists, I consider them to be laser focused on lady parts only. But it turns out my gyno knows more than I give her credit for, and there are many health issues you had no idea your gynecologists could help you with. It's nice to know that the person I trust to probe and poke around my under carriage is also the person I can call if I am having trouble sleeping. But it seems my gynecologist is able to help me with lots of issues that I would have considered seeing another doctor for.
Let's be honest, it can be awkward and uncomfortable to talk about certain medical concerns. I mean, bringing up poop problems with a stranger sounds like a form of medieval torture to me. It's comforting to know you can stick with someone you trust when experiencing issues you may not want to discuss with a new doctor or specialist. So make sure you take advantage of all that knowledge your gynecologist is storing and save the gory details for your next appointment.
Make the most of your annual visit and discuss some of these health issues you had no idea your gyno could help you with, but totally can.