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A 30-year-old member asked:

what can i expect for me first ob/gyn appointment and what happens during it?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends.: Things may vary slightly from one dr to another. In my practice, the first visit is spent discussing things like: the patient's symptoms, nutrition in pregnancy, common do'/don'ts of pregnancy, exercise, assessing need for nausea treatments, explaining routine prenatal care and expectations, doing the pelvic exam, screening for high risk conditions. We don't routinely do a sonogram til 2nd visit.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

What can I expect at my first ob visit of pregnancy?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Get acquainted: You and the physician or midwife will go over your pregnancy history and medical history, discuss issues about the upcoming pregnancy, draw labs, and do a physical exam including a pelvic exam. There may be an ultrasound as well.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What should I ask my ob at my first pregnancy check in?

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Dr. Charlotte Magnussen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Trust: Ask general questions about pregnancy , prenatal care, and expectations for labor and delivery. Ask if they have partners who may be covering their practice at the time of your delivery. Most importent is to be comfortable and be able to communicate. Remember you have to trust what medical information they give you so you can be comfortable and relaxed when you need them most.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

I mis3periods, but had symps.Went to gyn, he said IV period but stuck.Did curetag.Becos languag, I culdnt undestand why hapnd.Not preg, tak pil2regulate.?

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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Probably yes: You should have had blood work to see if there is a fixable hormonal reason why you are skipping your periods. In general the pill is an excellent and safe way to regulate your periods. I recommend either asking more questions (maybe going with a list or a friend) so you understand your treatment better. It is unusual to do a D&C for a "stuck" period. Usually that can be treated with medicine.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for your pap test (yearly gyn exam) results to come back now?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Days: It should not take more than a few days. Two weeks would be the upper limit.
A 42-year-old member asked:

My ob/gyn office has a policy of leaving family members out of rooms. Why?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
More expedient: Having less people in the room expedites the visit since more personal questions can be addressed, less interruptions occur, & an exam can be performed more conveniently. I also limit the number of people unless my patient is disabled & needs help or requires an interpreter. It's also allows us to screen for domestic violence/abuse, drug use/alcohol use, or unsafe sexual practices. Take care.

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