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What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

What can I expect during a gynecology exam?

Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab. ...Read more

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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more


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First gynecology exam :( really scared and nervous. What can I expect?

First gynecology exam :( really scared and nervous. What can I expect?

Good for you: I applaud you for seeing a gynecologist. All women should see their gynecologist annually for a pelvic examination. At the visit, you can get all your questions answered about birth control, prevention of stds, any issues with your menstrual cycle, pregnancy preparation/advice, and other women's health issues like mammograms, vaccinations, vitamins, etc. Just stay relaxed. ...Read more

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Is an annual gynecology exam necessary after a total hysterectomy?

Is an annual gynecology exam necessary after a total hysterectomy?

Yes!: Absolutely! please continue seeing your gynecologist annually even after having a hysterectomy. At this visit, your physician will discuss your overall health and well-being. Also, since you are now surgically post-menopausal, your doctor will help you prevent problems such as osteoporosis. Importantly, you will still benefit from a regular pelvic and breast exam. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question in the gynecology field. I would like to know if it is possible for an vaginal exam to take anesthesia ?

Hi I have a question in the gynecology field. I would like to know if it is possible for an vaginal exam to take anesthesia ?

That's pretty : Aggressive. I would start by requesting an anxiolytic medication from your OB gyn. If that doesn't help than you may consider a more invasive intervention. ...Read more

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Will i need a gynecology exam in order to get birth control?

Will i need a gynecology exam in order to get birth control?

NO!: A gyno exam is a good idea for lots of reasons, but it's not necessary prior to getting birth control.You should know your blood pressure, and if you have other medical problems, you should talk with your doctor, but for most healthy women, getting birth control shouldn't require an exam.The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists even says they should be available without prescription. ...Read more

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My GP has scheduled a pelvic exam, which is my first, with my next physical with him in 4 months. Should I have it done with him or schedule the pelvic with someone specialized in gynecology?

My GP has scheduled a pelvic exam, which is my first, with my next physical with him in 4 months. Should I have it done with him or schedule the pelvic with someone specialized in gynecology?

Pelvic exams: To be honest I rather have you see a gynecologist, why? During the pelvic exam if there is an abnormal finding your GP would just refer you to a gynecologist for second opinion. Rather than wasting your time - your better off seeing a gynecologist who does this all the time, and can give you an answer right then and there. ...Read more

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Can you get any diseases if you were undressed on a exam table and the table wasn't covered ?

Can you get any diseases if you were undressed on a exam table and the table wasn't covered ?

Very unlikely: unless there was visible dirt or body secretions/blood on the table and you had open wounds, it would be very unlikely to become infected that way. You can become colonized with any bacteria that were on the table, but that can also happen anywhere with any surface (e.g. a shopping cart, exercise machine). ...Read more

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My former dr did a rectal exam on me while standing next to table resting my elbows on it I am a woman is that normal?

My former dr did a rectal exam on me while standing next to table resting my elbows on it I am a woman is that normal?

Possible: That is a more common position to do male and prostate exam. But can be useful in female to allow anterior organs to fall forward- uterus etc. Supine or lateral are also common positions . The importance is to have a thorough exam whichever position. ...Read more