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Hair is fine: There is no need to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair. Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave pubic hair. It's just fashion. If one is a teen, she has many other more important things to do, so pubic hair should not be an issue. ...Read more
Gyn Exam: Screening with pelvic exams and pap smears is recommended when a female turns 21 or when she becomes sexually active. It is also recommended that all sexually active women between 18-25 be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea every 6-12 months. These screening tests can be performed by a gynecologist, family practitioner, or an internist. ...Read more
We test both: Usually you start the workup on both at the same time. ...Read more
It depends: Since you do not state what symptoms you have it is impossible to know what might be going on. Sorry but you need to tell us more first. ...Read more
I'm seeing a gyn for the first time tomorrow and I'm extremely nervous. How can I relax about this before and during the exam?
Stay calm: Nobody wants to visit a doctor for any reason but the doctor may find something that could save your life one day. Just remember that your gynecologist has seen thousands of patients like you and has experience in dealing with whatever issues you may encounter. Also if for any reason you don't like your encounter, you can always switch to another practitioner. ...Read more
My gyn won't refill my b/c without an appointment but I can't get in for 3 weeks. I only have a week of pills left. What can I do?
Use Condoms: Use barrier methods for birth control, diaphragm or condoms. It is not the gyn's fault that you did not get your pap smear and other needed test and examination in a timely manner. There is a lot of liability when it comes to females of pregnancy bearing age and their hormones. ...Read more
Is it normal to get turned on at your gyn appt? Can they tell if you are? How do I stop this from happening I try to think of something else
Involuntary: Stimulation may cause increased secretions and sensations. Not abnormal; however, I do suggest that a female witness accompany you and your GYN to avoid any possible misunderstanding. I suggest speaking to a female physician or nurse. This may be embarrassing; but it is involuntary. ...Read more
I have an appointment with my gyn. If I ask him if he can test if I can have children, what kind of test will he do? Can it be done that day?
That is an entire: Workup, some tests can be done that day but there are many things that need to be tested so it can take multiple visits in some people depending what the problem is and if you have not tried yet, at your age the testing should be minimal, the definition of infertilty is no children after trying for 12 months. ...Read more
I have fluid retetnion meds don't work. Make it worse. I am post menapasal. Is there a dr. Who specializes in this. Not gyn not shrink who?
Some thoughts...: Fluid retention is a sign, not a disease, and so there are no specialists in this area. The key is "why are you retaining fluid? " Heart disease? Kidney disease? Sleep apnea? You need a primary doc who can help figure this out, if you need a specialist then go to the right one. If "meds don't work" for you it's because the meds chosen aren't addressing the root cause. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pelvic area: Generally if you go to a Gyn, they will be checking your pelvic region. Lower abdomen where the bladder, uterus, and vagina are located. This will not hurt if you have no obvious problems. But if there is an infection or something else going wrong that there might be some minor pain. If this is your first first visit they will be gentle and slow. ...Read more
Gyn visit: First pelvic exam and Pap smear with cultures for sexually transmitted diseases, if you are sexually active, begin at age 21. A health history, full physical exam including a breast exam, as well as a visual exam of the vulva (outside), the vagina, and the cervix. The uterus as well as ovaries and tubes are checked by feel between the fingers of both hands, one in the vagina, one on your belly. ...Read more
90% of people who have herpes two (genital herpes) do not have outbreaks but are still contagious. So, no. Only through a blood test will a physician be able to fully and with validity be able to diagnose whether you have been infected with herpes.
Now, if you have a sore or lesion or outbreak many physicians are very experienced to diagnose this by visual inspection. But, the blood test must. ...Read more
Depends on kid: Your pcp is an important resource for coordinating issues about your kids health care & depending on the situation few need to see an ob/gyn before their 20's. The aap other groups recommend first pelvic exams at 21 or 2 yrs after first intercourse unless problems arise. Full breast exams are seldom needed until the mid 20's.Kids can show personal growth by participating in this decision. ...Read more
You do: OB GYN MD's are the primary contact for women of reproductive age and can assess your general health, do preventive "maintenance", and assess for GYN conditions including an annual breast exam. Although pap smears are recommended every 3 year if negative at this stage in life ovarian and breast cancer don't care that you are 37 and are still prevalent. Ignored "oil changes" in cars can be costly. ...Read more
GU: Go back and talk to your gyn. We hear it all and can help. ...Read more
Inflammation: White cells indicate inflammation, sometimes because of an infection. Were you having any symptoms and/or did your gynaecologist mention anything else that she saw or prescribe any treatment? Some causes of white cells that are not due to an infection can include a sensitivity to condoms or tampons. If you have no bothersome symptoms it's likely not significant. Clarify this with your gyn. ...Read more
Ask friend on a date: Ask someone such as a SO, BF, parent, sister on a date? Maybe, a call to the GYN's office to speak with doctor or nurse to understand what's to be done & why you should go? How bout reading GOOD STUFF on the internet from others who've felt the way you do who later said, "Is that all there is to that? " Got more questions- write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more
Normal: Your description sounds normal. You can try changing it more often. ...Read more
If I get a regular checkup from my gyn can they see if I'm able to have kids and my body is normal?
I had LATVH, BS, &O in 2008. Do I need to see GYN for anything. Symptom free & really do NOT have the time :-)?
Probably not: At this point, your primary doctor should suffice. Especially if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
Is there a gyn who can take virtua charity care to do my surgery in southern new jersey? Please help. Thank you.
CALL Virtua and ask: Them, they will give u a list of docs who accept that coverage. ...Read more