A visit to the gynecologist is a good chance to ask about irregularities in the menstrual cycle, recommended screenings and breast exams, advises the University of North Texas Baylor Health Center. It's also a good time to discuss age-specific issues such as menopause or potential pregnancy.
Irregular periods aren't always a cause for concern, explains the Baylor Health website, but they can be a symptom of serious conditions such as uterine fibroids or even cancer. Women should also ask if they need a Pap smear, mammogram or cholesterol screening that year. Finally, the website recommends bringing up any incontinence or pain issues that women may experience. Some people find these subjects embarrassing, but a professional gynecologist can help them fix the problem and identify any underlying issues.