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Nervous and scared for first pelvic.Was sexually assaulted few years back which make the idea of being exposed terrifying. What can I do 2 overcome ?

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Dr. Timothy Schultz
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Gyn/nurse practitioner who is familiar with examining and supporting through a difficult exam. You may call and ask rape crisis network for a referral to an emotionally competent practitioner in your area.
If you take a support person and meet with the practitioner at a separate office visit before they examine you, they may be able to suggest a medication to help you relax with/prior t the exam.

In brief: Find the right

Gyn/nurse practitioner who is familiar with examining and supporting through a difficult exam. You may call and ask rape crisis network for a referral to an emotionally competent practitioner in your area.
If you take a support person and meet with the practitioner at a separate office visit before they examine you, they may be able to suggest a medication to help you relax with/prior t the exam.
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