Your gynecologist is there to help you with all types of issues relating to your female anatomy. You should not only be seeing the gynecologist to get a pap smear or when you think there is something seriously wrong, but also for some issues that might be a little embarrassing.
This is one of the things that women often overlook or don't assume is anything serious. While it might not be, it is not something you should attempt to hide from your gynecologist. They need to know about the discharge, just in case you have an infection or a sexually transmitted disease. If you have the discharge after unprotected sex, it could be from herpes, gonorrhea, or chlamydia. Even if it isn't related to an STD, you still want to get checked out to rule out these and other infections.
If you are experiencing heavy bleeding during any point in your cycle that seems new or unusual, consult your gynecologist. This could be heavier than normal bleeding during your period, or a period that suddenly lasts days longer than it used to. You might have bleeding in the middle of your cycle near ovulation, as opposed to the light spotting you used to have. Random bleeding throughout the cycle is not normal and warrants a visit to the gynecologist.
You should also let your gynecologist know if you are experiencing painful intercourse. Whether you just started having intercourse and it continues to cause you pain, or if this is a new development, it is not something to be embarrassed about. There are many reasons for intercourse to be painful, many of which can be treated. For example, it might be due to the type of birth control you use, or from vaginal dryness. These things can and should be treated by your doctor.
There is an Odor
One of the more embarrassing things women often don't like discussing is having an odor. This may also be from a medical condition that can be treated, so you shouldn't feel embarrassed to tell your doctor. It is their job to help you with these types of things. It could be from an infection or pH imbalance, which are both treatable.
You should have a gynecologist that you trust well enough to talk about these and other things that are affecting you. If you don't, that is a good sign that it is time to look for a new doctor. Find someone you feel comfortable with enough to discuss even things that are embarrassing for you.
Do you know when your daughter needs to be introduced to the OBGYN? Discussions such as this can be difficult for both parent and daughter, but it can be ever so more difficult for the single father. A single father raising a teenage daughter comes with many complications. Teenage girls can be a little less likely to discuss woman problems with their father, so they need to have someone that they can talk freely with. My website is full if advice to help single fathers get through these difficult discussions with their teenage daughters and find an OBGYN that their daughters are comfortable with.