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When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

When should a teenage girl start going to the gynecologist?

Depends on Situation: The current american college of obstetricians and gynecologists (acog) recommendations are that pap smears and pelvic exams should begin 3 years after a female first become sexually active or at age 21, whichever comes first. However, symptoms such as pelvic pain, infections or abnormal discharge/bleeding may warrant an earlier visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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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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If a girl has to go to the gynecologists for the first time, she's 18, can they tell if she was sexual abused and raped? Do they have to report it?

If a girl has to go to the gynecologists for the first time, she's 18, can they tell if she was sexual abused and raped? Do they have to report it?

No: Sexual abuse and rape needs to be reported. One must see the gynecologist right away to detect the changes caused by rape or sexual abuse. Sometimes, child sexual abuse like genital mutilation can be detected anytime. Anyway, one should not suffer in silence in this day and age. Everyone must be treated with respect. It is time to break your silence. Your doctor will help guide you. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old girl. & yet haven't started my mensuration. I went for my check up to an gynecologists had tests & report was normal what should I do?

I'm 18 years old girl. & yet haven't started my mensuration. I went for my check up to an gynecologists had tests & report was normal what should I do?

See Primary Care: Such a patient should see her primary care doctor, such as a pediatrician who sees teens, a family medicine doctor, or an internal medicine doctor. A gynecologist is not a primary care doctor, but is a specialist. It is not normal for a girl to not start periods by age 15-16. The primary care doctor can work with the gynecologist and endocrinologist to figure out what the situation is. ...Read more

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Might it be that a gynecologist tell if a girl had unprotected sex recently?

Might it be that a gynecologist tell if a girl had unprotected sex recently?

If semen in vagina: Otherwise dr can not tell if u had unprotected sex recently. Semen can be detected by presence of sperm in a swabbed material examined under a microscope. ...Read more

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If a girl under 18 goes to the gynecologist and they find a std, will they tell the parent?

If a girl under 18 goes to the gynecologist and they find a std, will they tell the parent?

Interesting question: In my state, an 18 year old must consent to any information released from my office.This includes the fact that they had an appointment, or anything discussed or found at the visit. They can usually find out you came if the insurance company sends a statement or a billing statement goes to them.However, the reason is private if you chose. ...Read more

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Hi..My girl friend havin pain during sex.. Should she see gynaecologist?

Hi..My girl friend havin pain during sex.. Should she see gynaecologist?

Yes: Sexually active females should be seen by a gynecologist or primary care doctor, who has gyne experience, at least yearly. If she has pain with sex, all the more reason to see one. ...Read more

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Can a gynocologist know i a virgin girl manstrubates ?

The Medicine Culture: Nope. But, they may just assume you do and have absolutely no judgement about it since almost all humans alive masturbate. Masturbation is a common, normal human experience. There is nothing medicine has to say about masturbation except that is a normal and common behavior. ...Read more

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I am a 16 year old girl. I am having a gynocologist appointment soon. What happens at one? Does it hurt?

I am a 16 year old girl. I am having a gynocologist appointment soon. What happens at one? Does it hurt?

Gyn exam: There will first be lots of personal questions - be honest with the doc. You can ask parents to leave room if you want privacy. Then they will check heart, abdomen and examine your genitals. It is unlikely they will do a pap at your age as the current recommendations are to put this off until a few more years. There will be some pushing on abdomen and touching of privates, but will not hurt. ...Read more

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Should a teenage girl start birth control when she has her first period?

Should a teenage girl start birth control when she has her first period?

No: There is no reason for a teenager to start birthcontrol for her first period. The main indications for oral contraception at this age would be heavy bleeding, sever menstral pain and possibly for sexual activity( it would be advisable to still use a condom). ...Read more

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Which vitamins should a teenage girl be taking?

Which vitamins should a teenage girl be taking?

Good multi w/iron: At least vitamin d (400-1000 iu per day) and consider fish oil (buy burpless/enteric coated) consider multivitamin with chelated minerals (if using mvi, don't need more than 1000 iu vitamin d total) consider iron in the MVI if she has started her period. ...Read more