The first gynecological examination makes young girls very worried because there are many bewildering stories around. Gynecological examination is harrowing. I will see a male doctor. So is the gynecological examination worth it? Fear as rumored? Refer to the article below to equip yourself with knowledge and prepare for your first gynecological examination through the advice of a doctor Pham Thi Ngoc Tuyet, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology of CarePlus International Clinic.
🩺 IS THE FIRST Gynecological Exam Painful?
Pain depends on the subjectivity of each person. If you keep the body completely relaxed, the pelvic muscles will be soft, convenient for the doctor's speculum examination.
During the examination, the doctor will help you feel less stressed by talking and explaining. The speculum will be placed gently with the appropriate size depending on the width and size of each person's cervix. When placing, the doctor will orient the path in the vagina so that the patient does not feel discomfort.
The white blood test to check for inflammation is painless.
Cervical cancer screening tests, including pap'smear and/or HPV only make you feel a little sore, a little numb and have no health effects. Performing these tests can cause some cervical bleeding, but it doesn't spread, so it's unnecessary to wear tampons afterward. Note that you should abstain from sex for 2-3 days after the test to allow the bleeding site to heal.
Transducer ultrasound during the gynecological examination to check the uterus and ovaries for tumors or not. This is a painless technique if the gluteal muscles are relaxed.
Choosing a doctor for the first gynecological examination is now very easy, not as passive as visiting a hospital.
🧪 DOES THE DOCTOR ALWAYS USE THE DUCK COLLAPSE FOR GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION?
Using a speculum for gynecological examination is necessary for all sexually active cases. Because it will not be possible to see the cervix without the use of the instrument. For women who have never had sex, there is no need to use a speculum because the risk of cervical cancer is sporadic. You also do not need to do a transducer ultrasound. Most doctors only do an abdominal ultrasound, which is challenging to do a rectal ultrasound.
So, girls who have never had sex but have a lot of white discharge or itching, need to perform a gynecological examination quickly. Instead of using a speculum, the doctor only examines the outer vulva area and smears a little white blood to check.
NOTE BEFORE GOING TO GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION
Most of the cases are planned except for cases where you have to go to the doctor right away because of a medical condition such as severe itching, prolonged menorrhagia, abdominal pain, etc. Here are some tips to help you get the best and most accurate results: