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What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

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

Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

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


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What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

What happens during your first gynecologist exam?

First gyn exam: Completion of physical - height/weight, head neck, heart and lung exam. Check of abdomen and instruction and exam of breasts. Pelvic exam by speculum and manual exam. Al exams would be with answering questions. ...Read more

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What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

What can I expect from my first gynecologist exam?

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

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When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

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

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Could a gynecologist give you a full "down there" exam if you are a virgin?

Could a gynecologist give you a full "down there" exam if you are a virgin?

No exam needed: In a woman without symptoms, having normal periods, and has had no potential exposure to std's or to the hpv virus, there is no need to have a vaginal examination. ...Read more

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My gynecologist recommended MonaLisa Touch. What do you think about this procedure?

My gynecologist recommended MonaLisa Touch.  What do you think about this procedure?

Possibly: If your problem is atrophy from menopause or breast cancer treatment, this is an excellent option. I have performed hundreds of these and almost all women have improvement is moisture and decrease in pain during intercourse. ...Read more

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I am having my first gynecologist exam and I am super nervous especially for the enternal exam what will they do will it hurt?

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

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Is it normal that the gynecologist did a rectal exam?

Is it normal that the gynecologist did a rectal exam?

Yes: A rectal exam is often included during a pelvic exam. You should not consider this abnormal. ...Read more

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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

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Why does the gynecologist have you urinate before starting the exam?

Why does the gynecologist have you urinate before starting the exam?

Examination: Having a full bladder can make the exam uncomfortable for the patient, as well as make it more difficult to find any abnormalities. Also, the urinalysis can be useful in diagnosing other potential problems. ...Read more