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Differences between men/women gynecologists. I've heard that women are less sensitive to thoughts/feelings. True?
Doctors Personality: I have heard these rumors myself over my career. But, of course the rumors or myths are not true. All kinds of physicians have all kinds of personalities. You should not choose your doctor on the basis of their gender. But, you choose someone who listens and answers your questions. ...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
Comfort level: The training is the same but some patients are more comfortable with a female examining them. ...Read more
I'm nervous about asking my questions because I have never been to a gynecologist before. What should I do?
Why do male gynecologists pretend they understand my pain? "you'll feel 'pressure'" "i know it hurts" what's the point in lying? It makes me angrier.
Pain: Doctors take care of thousands of patients in their careers. They learn to recognize and anticipate the patient's symptoms and responses. They aren't lying any more than a female gynecologist who's never had a baby can tell you it will hurt. They are trying to reassure and prepare you so you won't think something's wrong , or be surprised by a sudden discomfort. It's all in the service of helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: If the boyfriend waits in the waiting room, then there is no problem. If he is in the exam room, the woman will possibly be sharing all of her medical, sexual, and reproductive history with somone who may not be in a long term relationship with her, and could use this information against her in the future. This scenario is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am not a virgin...If I go to a gynecologist to diganose my problem..Will it b known to her dat I am not virgin?
Of course! But ...: The doctor will know a patient is not a virgin the minute the patient tells the doctor! of course, if the patient doesn't tell the doctor, the doctor won't know, and will have to ask the patient, or will have to guess. On the other hand, the virginity thing is highly over-rated, and not very important except in issues of pregnancy, std's, psychological symptoms, and unfortunately, sexual assaults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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