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I need a gynecologist but I don't have insurance do you know of any that will see me with no insurance?
See a nurse practioner at a planned parenthood clinic. They are very reliable and knowledgeable. Best of all, it is not expensive to get care there. And usually they have a doctor on staff or by referral that
has reduced prices for patients
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I am 17 and I haven't gone to the gynecologist yet or had a vaginal exam should I go or wait I will be 18 in a month?
Obgyn visit: If you are sexually active or having a Gynecologic problem then schedule a visit. Birth control counseling and STD testing can be done. If you are not sexually active and just asking about timing of a first Obgyn visit then the answer is different. Routine pap smear testing begins at 21. HPV vaccination should be done. ...Read more
Research: To find a gynecologist (or any other physician), there are several ways to go about getting the info you need. Ask your friends who they use, go the the local hospital's website and click on "find a doctor, " contact the local medical association, or go to the website for those board certified specialties. For gynecologist, the american college of obstetricians & gynecologists, www. Acog. Org. ...Read more
In many ways: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more
Depends on your age:
Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen. Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam.
In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard.
There has recently been some adjustments as to the frequency of pap tests, as well as starting and stopping ages. ...Read more
Depends: What happens at a Gyn visit depends on how old you are and why you are going. Most Gyns won't do a pap until age 21 and STD testing can often be done using urine. If you do need an exam, a nurse will be present. Its usually very quick and allows your Gyn to swab the cervix and vagina for certain tests. If it is your first visit, most docs will show you what they are going to do. Best wishes! ...Read more
Varies: After first sexual activity regardless of age. The recommendation is 18 or 21 depending upon who you read or what guidelines you follow. At any age if there are issues in the lower genital tract. ...Read more
Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more
First GYN Exam: Your first GYN visit should start w/ a medical history where you go into detail about your pregnancies and sexual history. Your GYN will likely perform a full physical, including breast and pelvic exam where he/she will feel for your uterus and ovaries to ensure there are no abnormalities. A speculum exam with Pap will then look for cancer/infections. Make sure you talk about birth control! ...Read more
As early as: Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more
Depends on situation: If a woman has no gynecological problems: no probs w/periods, not sexually active, doesn't have pain, or need birth control - they may not see their gynecologist until age 21 (when the first pap smear is recommended now). But for any problems - they can see a gynecologist - at any age, for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more
Depends: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more
Exam: Most gynecologists will take a history and then conduct a physical exam. As far as the gynecologic portion of the exam is concerned, they will inspect your vulva, look at your vagina with a speculum, look at the cervix with a speculum, palpate your uterus with two fingers in the vagina and a hand on top of your abdomen and then palpate your ovaries in a similar manner. ...Read more
With the doctor's...: With his hands, eyes, ears, and nose. A stethoscope helps him hear sounds in the chest and abdomen. Several types of electric lights help him better see the mouth, throat, vulva, vagina, and cervix. Magnifying glasses are sometimes used. A vaginal speculum holds the vaginal walls apart so he can look inside. Gloves protect his hands as he checks inside the vagina with 2 fingers. All very routine. ...Read more
Experienced: While there are benefits of seeing a new gyn -? Younger, spirited, ? More free time, if you have any condition that may require a more in -depth approach, a seasoned gyn may have an advantage. ...Read more
Information and exam: You should receive information about your reproductive cycle. Your physician should explain what a speculum is and how he/she will use it to look at your cervix and vagina. You may have a pap smear. You should also expect a bimanual exam with the physician placing one hand in the vagina and one on your abdomen to feel the size and shape of your uterus, tubes and ovaries. ...Read more
Cost Varies: If cost is an issue planned parenthood is equipped to provide low cost high quality care, and/or referrals. There are also other community clinics, google them for your area and they can help. If this isn't convenient for you, call around and ask for the rates upfront. Don't let cost get in the way of care. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: At the very least, and exam done by a Gynecologist every 3 years will allow a normal or not pap smear and a full assessment of your overall health status to assure that you do not have "any GYN problems" even if you have no plans to use the "equipment" for reproduction or fun (sex). ...Read more
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Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more