A member asked:

Is it acceptable for my fiance to be in the room with me while i'm getting a pap smear? i'm not pregnant.

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

People in room: That is completely up to you as the patient!

Answered 10/3/2016


Dr. Frederick Friedman answered

Specializes in

It is your choice: Who is present for an exam is the choice of the patient, and should be discussed with your caregiver as well. As a doctor, i often prefer to have a chance to talk to the patient by herself so i may inquire about her social situation and any additional risks that she may not feel comfotable discussing with her boyfriend or significant other in the room.

Answered 9/28/2016



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