Regular Self Breast Examination is very helpful in timely detection of breast lumps and breast cancer at an early and curable stage. It is a very simple procedure, which you can learn very easily from your lady doctor.
Ideally you should undergo cervical smear test (PAP Smear) every year for screening of cervical cancer. In any case you MUST undergo the test at least every 3 years.
Menstrual irregularities are very common during initial few years after menarche (Beginning of menstrual)
Premenstrual tension (symptoms before and at the time of menses) is treatable with help of medicines.
Severe pain during and few days after menses can be due to endometriosis and you should consult your doctor.
If you are having any bleeding or foul smelling discharge after menopause, you should consult your doctor.
Hormone replacement therapy helps to prevent the distressing and damaging changes in bones & other systems of body at the time of menopause and after it.
Dr. Vaijayanti Bhoraskar