Facebook Pixel

Concerned About Sexual Health: Should This Woman Speak To A Gynecologist? - Dr. Kotian

By Expert
Rate This

More Videos from Dr. Zarine Kotian 18 videos in this series

Dr. Zarine Kotian shares when a woman should talk to her gynecologist if she is concerned about her sexual health. Dr. Kotian is a physician at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
If a woman has a concern about her sexual health she should ask her OB/GYN. We are trained in many different facets. Questions that are commonly asked of me are questions about libido, painful sexual intercourse, and vaginitis. These questions should be asked right away to the physician, not two or three visits later when you know that was the reason that you originally came in.

It’s very important for you to ask these questions to your physician. There might be a symptom of other medical conditions that are occurring, not necessarily related to gynecology, but elsewhere in the body – your thyroid, diabetes, hypertension, other medical conditions can be presenting themselves in these ways.

There is no shocking question to ask us. We have heard it all; we have seen it all and we are trained to answer your questions so don’t feel embarrassed.

I recommend before you see your gynecologist or any physician that you write down your questions before you come in. People have a tendency of forgetting once they are there why they are there and they get rushed or put on the spot and they forget. So it’s very important that you write that down, bring it in and ask that of us when you first walk in the door.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

Click Here For More Information On High-Risk Pregnancy

Click Here For More Information On Multiple Births

Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Related Checklists

Sexual Health Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!