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What exams do you take at a gynecologist?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends on your age

Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen.
Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam. In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard. There has recently been some adjustments as to the frequency of pap tests, as well as starting and stopping ages.

In brief: Depends on your age

Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen.
Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam. In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard. There has recently been some adjustments as to the frequency of pap tests, as well as starting and stopping ages.
Dr. David Kurss
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