What to Expect from an Ob-Gyne Check Up

I have a love-hate relationship with doctors. While I can’t stand spending time with them for long for fear that they would tell me shocking things about my health, I acknowledge the fact that they more often than not, the health updates I get from them give me peace of mind. I am seeing my ob-gyne tomorrow for my annual check-up. I still remember the first time I went to her, I was very afraid she’ll tell me something dreadful that would scare the hell out of me. Fortunately, nothing like that happened. I learned my reproductive system is okay.

If this is your first time to have a check up with an ob-gyne, I suggest you take it easy and remain calm as possible. Most, if not all, of them, don’t bite. Haha. Based on my experience, she’d ask you first to communicate your reproductive health concerns (irregular menstruation, low progesterone symptoms, possibility of infection, etc.) with her. She’d answer each of them based on her knowledge as doctor. Then she’ll ask you questions regarding your menstrual period, sexual activity and the likes. Next would be the physical exam. She’d discuss its results with you and ask if you have more questions. After all this, getting a pap smear test is optional but is highly recommended. Here in Manila, the price of a pap smear test can go anywhere from P700 to P1,000.

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Hives Attack

For two consecutive days last week, I experienced hives attack. When I got up on the first day, I noticed red patches on my arms, elbows, legs, back shoulders, and even butt. I haven’t experienced any allergies before so I got a bit alarmed. I thought maybe I ate something that caused it. I didn’t mind it much and thought it would just go away on its own.

When I got awakened early morning of the second day, around 4:00 a.m., I felt freezing cold. When I checked my body I saw swollen, red patches all over. As in, all over. That was when it dawned on me the culprit could be the extreme cold. We left the windows opened and the electric fan turned on, too. I immediately closed the windows and switched the fan off. I also got a blanket from my closet and wrapped it around my body, with only my face showing while I was lying down. When I woke up again at 7:00 a.m., the red patches were all gone like I didn’t have them earlier.

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Computer Education for my Parents

If there are people who need computer education, that would be our parents. If you’re like me who’s in her late 20’s, chances are your parents are now in their late 50’s and do not know how to use the computer. Unless they are working in an office or they get to use computers at home, our parents need some computer lessons to appreciate their lives, and ours, better.

As for me, I felt it was my obligation to teach my parents about the wonders of computer and the internet. I believe that since we live in the same world and get exposed to the same technological advances, our parents have to keep up with these developments as well.

I started introducing my parents to the PC two years ago. My dad showed interest first and learned quite fast. I remember he got addicted to Plants vs. Zombies last year (he would play the game on the PC 12 hours daily). Funny because he’d get so emotionally attached with his plants that whenever they’d get injured by the evil zombies, he’d get mad and would act like a father to ’em poor plants. I bet if he could get the services of personal injury attorneys tucson, he won’t hesitate to file a case against their enemies. He’s that concerned.
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