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Gynecology Exam Table
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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
Yes: If you are 43, absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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