Other times, not so much. My new gyno is great—except for the surprise colposcopy [a procedure where the doctor uses a special instrument to examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease] I had to have at my last visit. Warn a girl before you start punching her in the cervix!
Skip navigation! Story from Body. The pelvic exam — complete with the stirrups and the speculum — isn't anyone's favorite thing about having a vagina.
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You may be worried about your first pelvic exam. Your health care provider HCP should be sensitive and gentle, help you relax, and answer any questions you have. A pelvic exam is a way for your health care provider to examine your female organs and check for any gynecological problems. Most health care providers agree that you should have your first exam when you have symptom such as discharge or pain, or when you turn 21, whichever comes first.
By Joselyn, April 20, in Questions about Asexuality. I'm almost 28 years old, asexual and a virgin. Recently I went to the gyno for the first time ever, I just never had the necessity to go there but now my job asks employees to do all the health checks.
I'm not ashamed of my virginity but I am worried that the doctor won't be able to perform the pelvic exam. Is it possible for a woman to be too small for the speculum? What's going to happen to my hymen?
Relationships November 24, Finding a woman who enjoys going to the gynecologist is practically impossible. And we have to say, these experiences will have you laughing, cringing or straight up annoyed.
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If you're anything like me, nothing is quite as anxiety-inducing as an appointment with your gynecologist. But it's important. And during such a vulnerable time, gynecologists need to be empathetic, helpful, and comforting. So next time you're sitting in the stirrups, look out for these telltale signs that you're not getting the care you and your goodies deserve.