Wedding’s Health Check
Wedding, a special day for a couple, needs detail planning and several things that are need to make sure of, health is one of them. For the bride and groom, before you tie the knot, you should have a few health checks to make sure that you are in tiptop shape health wise.
Pap smears and gynecology exams are important and you need to schedule a test. You should have a Pap smear, and a complete pelvic exam to check for any abnormalities.
Discussing birth control is also advisable, whether using contraception or getting ready potential pregnancies. Your doctor can also help you decide which type of birth control is best for you and your future fertility. Genetic testing is good for couples whose plans include the possibility of having children. Some couples choose to be childless and may decide that they desire either tubal ligation or vasectomy, even before the marriage takes place. Other couples who have previously undergone permanent sterilization, and who now want to have children, may wish to have either tubal ligation or vasectomy reversal.
Couple with previous sexual relationships needs to be tested for HIV and other STDs. Undiagnosed sexually transmitted diseases such as pelvic inflammatory disease can have a devastating effect on your future fertility. A complete general physical exam that includes laboratory testing and a discussion about your family medical history and potential health risks is important for both you and your future spouse. Make sure that your immunizations are up-to-date at this appointment.