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Im 16 and have my first obgyn exam tomorrow and was wondering if info given is confidential if i told her i was sexually active would they tell parent?

Im 16 and have my first obgyn exam tomorrow and was wondering if info given is confidential if i told her i was sexually active would they tell parent?

Confidential: All information between you and your doctor is protected by doctor-patient confidentiality laws. Your doctor may not release information to anyone, including your parents, without your permission. ...Read more

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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 do they test for during an obgyn pelvic exam? Pap smear and then they swab for something? Do they check for non-std infections?

What do they test for during an obgyn pelvic exam? Pap smear and then they swab for something? Do they check for non-std infections?

Some: The pap smear with ancillary testing is quite useful, not only in evaluating for cancerous and precancerous lesions, but there are also a variety of infections (both sexually and non-sexually transmitted) that can be identified in the pap smear (hpv, trich, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, candida, gonorrhea and chlamydia). However, not all infections can be seen in a pap smear. ...Read more

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mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

mild painx2 wks on & off left "ovary" hip area-CT abdomen and Pelvis- nml- OBGYN pelvic exam nml- 32 y/o worried about ovarian cancer? Please help!!!!

Not likely. : Not likely cancer. So you can relax. Now the pain could be cysts, or many other benign reasons. I am sure your Gyn will keep looking and also consider seeing a gen surgeon. A good history and exam may pony to a specific condition. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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All penetration is excruciating. (8/10) I screamed through 5 pelvic exams. obgyn prescribed lidocaine. Hurts to apply, no change. ?

All penetration is excruciating. (8/10) I screamed through 5 pelvic exams. obgyn prescribed lidocaine. Hurts to apply, no change. ?

Thorough exam: If a thorough exam is not possible in the office, an exam under anesthesia may be considered. Ideally, at that time, a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound should be done in the OR. This may be the only way to detect rare conditions, like a stone in a urethral diverticulum. ...Read more

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What to expect at first OBGYN REI appointment ? Pelvic exam ? Nervous.. :(

What to expect at first OBGYN REI appointment ? Pelvic exam ? Nervous.. :(

Relax: Hi. Most gyn's are aware that a first pelvic exam can provoke a little anxiety, and are VERY communicative and gentle. If you're fertility has been a problem, maybe you've had a pelvic before, but for a fertility eval, I would EXPECT a pelvic. Depending on your case, the gyn endo may order any number of hormone and/or genetic/chromosomal tests. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have a pelvic/pap exam at obgyn do I still need a physical from family dr or is ob exam enough. ?

If I have a pelvic/pap exam at obgyn do I still need a physical from family dr or is ob exam enough. ?

Depends: Everyone does their routine during the annual GYN exam. Some GYN's do more primary care than others. At the very least you'll likely get a pelvic exam, breast exam and vitals including weight. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst and i'm going too the obgyn for a pelvic exam and i'm scared! i'm 16 and i don't know what to expect?

I had an ovarian cyst and i'm going too the obgyn for a pelvic exam and i'm scared! i'm 16 and i don't know what to expect?

Talk to your doctor: Ovarian cysts are common, and most do not require surgery as they are not cancer.

You should be honest with your ob/gyn about your fears and make sure you talk to the provider honestly about your periods, your secuality and your concerns. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be 5 months pregnant and have a negative blood test, negative urine test, and have a pap smear exam and obgyn not notice?

Is it possible to be 5 months pregnant and have a negative blood test, negative urine test, and have a pap smear exam and obgyn not notice?

If u are pregnant: Test will be + ! other conditions like fibroids or ovarian cysts can sometimes grow to be as large as a 5 month pregnancy or if u have not had a period for 5 months then u need a workup also please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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When you go for a "follow up" with the obgyn this doesn't include getting undressed and having any type of exam, correct?

When you go for a "follow up" with the obgyn this doesn't include getting undressed and having any type of exam, correct?

Usually not: A follow up may include getting the results from your tests and making a plan. If you are being followed after a surgery, or a treatment , or follow up of an abnormal finding, however, this may require an exam. ...Read more

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I can't remember if my obgyn had gloves on for exam and now am freaked out?

Inappropriate: But it would be very unprofessional and inappropriate for him/her to have not used gloves. I consider that unlikely, but if he/she did not, you should not return to that doctor, and consider reporting him/her to the state medical board. Nevertheless, despite the creepiness, it's not likely to have given you an infection or other harm. ...Read more

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I went to a new obgyn yesterday, got an annual exam. I have dark brown spotting (never had before) how long does it last and when should I be worried?

I went to a new obgyn yesterday, got an annual exam. I have dark brown spotting (never had before) how long does it last and when should I be worried?

Pap smear: A pap smear sometimes causes a small amount of cervical bleeding. This is normal. You can contact the doctor and find out if your exam and tests done were normal. The test results would indicate if there was a cause for concern or not ...Read more

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What causes calcium deposits in or on the ovaries? My obgyn mentioned it today during my exam and i just want some more information. Thanks.

What causes calcium deposits in or on the ovaries? My obgyn  mentioned it today during my exam and i just want some more information. Thanks.

Ovarian cyst and cal: If this was found by ultrasound, the two most common reasons would be that you have a dermoid cyst (benign cystic teratoma) or a serous cyst with psammoma bodies (calcified cells). With those findings, i presume your gynecologist will suggest a laparoscopy to remove the cyst. ...Read more

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Is it totally safe to get speculum vaginal exams throughout pregnancy? Obgyn please.

Is it totally safe to get speculum vaginal exams throughout pregnancy? Obgyn please.

Usually: Although speculum exams are rarely needed at every prenatal visit unless there are complications. Special care should be taken in the situation of placenta previa (where the placenta implants over the opening of the cervix). ...Read more

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Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Do doctors follow their own advice and get yearly recommended exams etc. How do you interview a doctor before establishing them as your pcp/obgyn?

Doctor Interview.: you know most of us try to do it, but like everything else in life....the car mechanics car is in the worst shape. Talk to your friends about who they like and why, also who they don't and why. Some patients schedule an appointment to actually interview us. It's hard to get paid for that, all we have to do is sell our time. It may be better to see the doctor for a real problem or a medicine refil ...Read more

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I went for my annual obgyn appt, where after doing the internal exam I was told I had a mass on my right ovary. The ultrasound showed nothing, what is it?

I went for my annual obgyn appt, where after doing the internal exam I was told I had a mass on my right ovary.  The ultrasound showed nothing, what is it?

Cyst?: You might have had a cyst on the ovary related to your normal menstrual cycle (assuming you are still having periods). Basic info like your age and menstrual status is helpful. If the ultrasound was done days later a cyclic cyst could well resolve. A stool filled loop of bowel might have confused the physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Will an obgyn see that i'm pregnant doing a pelvic exam?

Will an obgyn see that i'm pregnant doing a pelvic exam?

Possibly: It depends on how far along. Eary on there are changes suggestive of pregnancy. Later the uterus enlarges which is also suggestive of pregnancy. A positive sign of pregnancy is fetal heart tones. ...Read more

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Lost virginty about a month ago and mom wants to take me to OBGYN for the pill. With a papsmear exam, will the OBGYN be able to tell if I have had sex?

Lost virginty about a month ago and mom wants to take me to OBGYN for the pill. With a papsmear exam, will the OBGYN be able to tell if I have had sex?

No: Not unless there are sperms. But what's really going on. Your physician is supposed to be your friend. If you are part of a "traditional culture" in which a physician certifies virginity, you have my sympathy; this would be totally unethical for a physician in the US. If you are indeed 20 years old, you're an adult and you make your own doctor appointments. Be appropriately assertive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

Can an internal digital cervix exam at 28wks pregnancy cause mucus plug to come away? Worried after obgyn did internal due to bleeding. Cervix closed.

No: The mucus plug is produced more or less continuously and you would not loose it if your cervix is closed.An internal exam can be necessary to evaluate bleeding. Sounds like everything is good. ...Read more

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Can the obgyn suspect if pregnancy while doing a internal pelvic exam? Also can he/she see the chadwick's sign if present? Period came on sept 26.

Can the obgyn suspect if pregnancy while doing a internal pelvic exam? Also can he/she see the chadwick's sign if present?  Period came on sept 26.

Sometimes: If you had a normal period on 9/26/12 then you are most likely not pregnant. Chadwick's sign, a blueish discoloration of the cervix can be seen around 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. Most ob's have urine pregnancy tests readily available in the office which are easy to check if there is any question. ...Read more

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Hi , i had an appt with my obgyn yesterday i had an exam bcuz my vagina fells hard, II had my last period june 18 nd some brown spotting july 18 , i had a blood test done i'm waiting i think I am preg?

Hi , i had an appt with my obgyn yesterday i had an exam bcuz my vagina fells hard, II had my last period june 18 nd some brown spotting july 18 , i had a blood test done i'm waiting i think I am preg?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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If i go to an internist will I have to take off all of my clothes? I have an obgyn will the internist want to do a breast and pelvic exam?

If i go to an internist will I have to take off all of my clothes?   I have an obgyn will the internist want to do a breast and pelvic exam?

No: You don't need to be made to feel uncomfortable by your internist. Some primary care physicians perform gynecological exams, most don't. You may be put in an examination gown but you should not have to take off all of your clothes. If you have an ob/gyn, you don't need another breast and pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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I've had a paragard for a year now i recently went to my obgyn and they did urine, blood, and pelvic exam. They told me I am pregnant and ordered a sonogram at the hospital as their office does not have sonogram machines. She really gave me no further inf

I've had a paragard for a year now i recently went to my obgyn and they did urine, blood, and pelvic exam. They told me I am pregnant and ordered a sonogram at the hospital as their office does not have sonogram machines. She really gave me no further inf

You : You need an ultrasound as soon as possible to evaluate for the possibility of ectopic pregnancy. You still have the option to terminate the pregnancy but iud's almost never cause birth defects. Generally there is a risk of miscarriage with the iud. If we can remove it easily (strings present), the recommendation is to remove it after the diagnosis of pregnancy. ...Read more