Women's health

A visit to the gynecologist

A lot of women during a visit to the gynecologist feels uncomfortable. If you prepare in advance it will not happen. And so what you should pay attention before the visit to the gynecologist?

Before going to the doctor you need to empty the bladder and bowels. This is because on palpation (when manually examined the internal organs through the skin) the doctor can be difficult, and You likely will experience pain.

You also need to take a shower or bath and put on fresh linen. But the special effort during the cleaning to make not necessary, it can disrupt normal flora in the vagina. Douching is also prohibited, not inspection not smear will not carry full information about the microflora. Inappropriate use of intimate deodorants and perfumes.

Should not have sexual intercourse for three days before the visit to the gynecologist. Semen remaining in the vagina even in the smallest quantity, will not make reliable tests. Also you should not eat the day before a visit to the gynecologist alcohol. Antibiotics within two weeks prior to the visit to the gynecologist also may affect the reliability of the tests.

The first days after menstruation is the most suitable time for visiting the doctor. During menstruation, the examinations are not held, except in urgent cases of severe pain or heavy bleeding.

How to prepare for the visit to the gynecologist

It is only at first glance seems to be: take a shower, put on clean panties and forth. Actually a lot of nuances. As practice shows, most often girls are worried about this.

Do I Need to shave the hair in the intimate area?
Model intimate hairstyles on the quality of diagnostics is not affected. But short hair (or even skin used) stay fresh longer throughout the day.

Do I Have to douche before a visit to the gynecologist?
No! Enough to take a shower. Too careful hygienic procedures will not allow the doctor to get an idea about the status of your microflora. Creams and gels for intimate hygiene it is better not to use dyes and fragrances can affect the quality of tests.

What to do if I’m going to the doctor tonight after work?
Use wet wipes. Better for children: special napkins for intimate hygiene products can contain preservatives that affect the vaginal flora and hence on the quality of laboratory research.

Is it Possible to have sex on the eve of the visit?
Impossible. It is advisable to refrain for 2-3 days. On the results of tests can influence not only the seminal fluid deposited in the vagina, but even spermicide or lubricant with a condom.

In the office need to go with a full bladder or empty?
The bladder is below the uterus and in the filled condition will interfere with palpation, so it is better to void. But for passing some tests, it is recommended not to urinate for 2-3 hours — wash away bacteria. This question can be discussed already at the gyno.

About this most girls do not even know.
For a routine inspection at the gynecologist better to choose the first days after menstruation. At this time the immunity is slightly reduced, and you can even detect hidden chronic infection. Besides basic research of cervical most reliable in the first phase of the cycle.

2-3 weeks before visiting the doctor it is better not to take medicine.
Even if you’re sure that the cause of your anxiety just a yeast infection, you should not immediately run to the pharmacy for the magic bullet capsule. You may be wrong, and antifungal drugs like antibiotics change the microflora of the vagina, and the tests can give a false result. The distortion pattern can lead also receiving immunomodulators and hormones — they also should not drink for 2-3 weeks prior to the visit. But if you have a chronic illness and you are taking pills constantly, then, of course, shouldn’t take a break.

Before visiting the gynecologist, it is desirable to do an enema.
A clogged intestine greatly complicates the study of the uterus and appendages. This is especially important for virgins (they are examined through the rectum).

If you suspect sexual infection, arrange food provocation.
Dinner with a light alcohol, pickled and smoked foods will help of latent infection to get out.

Bring socks and a diaper.
The diaper put on the chair. Socks should be worn, no matter how luxurious nor was your pedicures: these are the rules of etiquette established in the Soviet era. However, now, many commercial clinics give out disposable diapers and Shoe covers.

What to say during a visit to the gynecologist

Upon entering the office, do not just sit in the gynecological chair. Sit on a chair near the doctor: you have something to talk about.

Your First Gynecologic Visit - how to prepare and what you need to know

Your First Gynecologic Visit – how to prepare and what you need to know

You don’t owe anyone anything, and gynecologist doesn’t expect you to make excuses for bad behavior and sexual preferences. And intimate questions are asked to establish a correct diagnosis. Also you can always take advantage of their legal right to choose a physician.

The main thing you have to remember — time of the last menstruation and the duration of its cycle. Also has the value of the start time of the first menstruation and sexual activity. And all gynecological diagnoses that you ever put.

If you were once treated for a sexually transmitted disease, be sure to tell us about it. Some infections results of conventional analyses of even a few years will be positive. So you’ll need a survey to confirm the absence of acute illness at the time of treatment.

If several months ago you were tested for STDs and get the tests the doctor not to repeat the tests. Brushstrokes, commissioned more than a year ago, may not be present.

And only after a fascinating conversation can be moved in a chair.

Video: Your First GYN Visit

How is the reception at the gynecologist

As a rule, at first the doctor asked the reason for the visit, this can be a regular inspection or a specific cause (pain, discharge, rash on the skin). The doctor asks about the transferred diseases, operations, and it is better to bring all available statements in order that you could have the most complete picture of the disease. The doctor conducts a medical history, which puts all the information obtained from the patient. This information is confidential and without the consent of the patient shall not be disclosed, because you need to answer truthfully. If You have questions to the doctor, but worried that can forget, it is better to record and bring this list to the appointment.

Also the doctor will ask about past diseases, the nature, regularity and date of menstruation, about pregnancy and childbirth, their complications, about abortion, about allergies, about possible hereditary diseases and on the method of contraception.

After that, the doctor will proceed to the examination. First, the doctor conducts a General inspection – inspect the skin condition and the mammary glands, height, weight. Then conduct a pelvic exam, it consists of two stages – bimanual (two study arms) and viewed in a gynecologic speculum. First, the doctor conducts the examination in the gynecologic speculum.

Before the introduction of the gynecologic speculum is better to empty the bladder, then this procedure will not cause discomfort. If it is necessary, during the examination, the doctor takes swabs. Then, according to testimony carried videocolposcopy (examination using a special microscope of the vagina and cervix), is a painless procedure. Upon inspection in the gynecologic speculum, the doctor proceeds to bimanual. With the help of two hands the physician palpates uterus and appendages.

After examination, the doctor will announce a preliminary conclusion. Additionally, your doctor may refer you for an ultrasound of the pelvic organs. As a result of inspection (inspection, survey, ultrasound, analyzes) the doctor makes a diagnosis and prescribes treatment.

Timely treatment, regular inspection and implementation of the recommendations of the gynecologist and have a strong guarantee of women’s health.

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