The First Visit to the Gynecologist: A Guide (Part One)
Posted Jan 03 2011 12:00am
A young woman’s first visit to the gynecologist can be daunting. Women who have already been for a gynecological check-up generally report that it’s unpleasant. So, naturally, this scares others and many avoid going until they have to. BUT! I’m here to help quell those fears and insist that all young women go for a check-up. My first visit to the gynecologist was about as traumatic as possible, but I know that I might not be alive today if I had not gone. So, it is of the utmost importance that you take your health seriously and face any fear you might have of going to the gynecologist. Almost every young woman comes out after that first visit and says, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.”
* Many gynecologists will not perform an exam when a woman is menstruating since the blood may obscure their view of the vaginal structures–they look for any abnormalities that are visible to the naked eye.
The is just the first half of the guide! Part Two will be published soon. As always, feel free to add any comments, recommendations, or questions.