Many women feel nervous or uncertain before their visit to the gynecologist. It means accepting that your body has changed and that you've taken the step from girlhood into womanhood. Before going to your first appointment, here are some things you can expect and how you can prepare.
If you are going to have any tests, the doctor will explain them first so you don't have to be anxious. The doctor will instruct you to go to the bathroom or a changing room to undress in private and put on a gown. It's normal to feel uncomfortable about being naked, but the gown will cover you, and the doctor will only uncover the areas needed for the examination. Also, remember that all women are tested in the same way.
The four kinds of examinations are:
The first appointment can produce the most anxiety, but the next ones will be much easier. The good news is that if you're uncomfortable with the doctor you chose, you can always choose another one. It's important that you find a gynecologist you trust. You should see your gynecologist on an annual basis to maintain good vaginal health.
This is not intended to be medical advice. Everybody is different so please make sure to consult your physician if you're having issues. Do not delay or refrain from seeking professional medical advice from your physician because of something you have read on this site.
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