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Gynecologist Exam Procedure
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
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
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
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
I am having my first gynecologist exam and I am super nervous especially for the enternal exam what will they do will it hurt?
Discuss with doctor: When you arrive at your appointment let the doctor know this is your first visit. They will be happy to guide you through the process. They will talk with you and address your needs and concerns and then only do an exam if it is appropriate to your current problems. ...Read more
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
Deep breathing: First please tell your gynecologist about this before the day of your visit. Second - consider deep breathing exercises. Inhale deeply through nose, hold in lungs for five count, and then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Some women may need an anxiolytic medication prior a pelvic examination if they spasm too much. Take care. ...Read more
If you're going to the gynecologist for birth control, and you're a virgin will they still give you a vag exam.
Maybe: Pap smear is not considered a requirement for birth control prescribing. For women who are not sexually active, it may not be necessary until age 23. Depending on risks and non-intercourse behavior, the doc may still want to do an exam for sexually transmitted infections. If any other issues eg abnormal bleeding, an exam may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No but should: They don't have to do it if you refuse that portion of the exam but it is a normal part of a complete history and physical examination and a sign of a thorough physician. ...Read more
Do obstetricians/ gynecologists use gauze in any way during an novasure procedure? I just passed one after a lot of pain and infection.
Possible : That is not typically used in novasure. It is possible it was used to clean out fluid and blood but from the base of the vagina before of after the procedure. It is not likely to cause problems although I am sure it was emotionally disturbing to find it. ...Read more
Are you supposed to shave down there for your gynecologist visit.. I've never done a pelvic exam and I'm nervous any tips ?? What should I do ?
No need to shave: There is no need to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair. Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave pubic hair. It's just fashion. If one is a teen, she has many other more important things to do, so pubic hair should not be an issue. ...Read more
That's unusual.: The only patients that i've ever anesthetized for a pelvic exam were children. It would be extraordinarily unusual for a patient to need anesthesia for a routine pelvic exam. I could understand however that some women with very painful conditions or a history of a traumatic experience may benefit from some sedation prior to their pelvic exam, but not a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal during the bimanual internal vaginal exam for the gynecologist to move their fingers in an in and out motion? Was she feeling for something else? It was new to me and I'm not sure what she was doing it for. I was very uncomfortable as she did
Get myself very worked up about pelvic exam. Get upset, and tense up so doctor can't do it. Have to see a gynecologist how can I get through an exam?
I need a female gynecologist. There's been no exams, pap smear, or mammogram in 10-15 Yrs. My family dr says I had a UTI. I think the antibiotic GAV?
Asking your doc...: ... is the best bet to clear your current concern/confusion since s/he knows more about your pertinent clinical profile than anyone online. How to put all related things for good care together correctly? Refer to and follow instructions described in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Welcome to contact me. ...Read more
My daughter has been Nauseous w abdominal pains and we are requested to go to the gynecologist. What will be done along with the procedure at this doc?
Stepwise approach: The gynecologist will start by asking you and your daughter questions from his/her field of expertise. Specifically he/she will inquire about your daughters menstrual history. The doctor then may decide that he/she needs to examine your daughter's private parts to make sure that the organs are properly developed. The doctor may also order ultrasound or other imaging studies. ...Read more
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