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Gynecological check-up

The HUG Gynecology Division welcomes women who want to undergo a gynecological check-up.

The gynecological check-up: your annual prevention and screening appointment

The gynecological check-up is an important appointment, because it lets you and your doctor focus on your gynecological health and discuss:

Nipples

Should I wash my nipples before each feeding?

It is not necessary to wash your nipples before breastfeeding; however, it is very important to wash your hands before each feeding. Hand hygiene, one shower per day is enough for breasts. After feeding, spread a drop of milk on the nipples.

 

Do I need to prepare my nipples during pregnancy?

No preparation of the nipples is recommended

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Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

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Sore breasts

A breast abscess is a collection of pus that develops in the breast.

It is characterized by intense pain, fever, heat and a red lump as well as tenderness in the breast.

If you notice any of these symptoms, consult your gynecologist quickly.

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Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

English

Nipples

Should I wash my nipples before each feeding?

It is not necessary to wash your nipples before breastfeeding; however, it is very important to wash your hands before each feeding. Hand hygiene, one shower per day is enough for breasts. After feeding, spread a drop of milk on the nipples.

 

Do I need to prepare my nipples during pregnancy?

No preparation of the nipples is recommended

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English