6 Things Your Gyno Wishes You Knew

Going to the gynecologist can be pretty scary, especially if it’s your first time. But your gyno is your friend! You should trust them and be honest because they’re there to make sure you’re healthy.

I feel like there’s a huge stigma when it comes to gynecologists, but they’re people too! My gyno is the best, and I have the greatest conversations with her. It’s great because I know she really cares about my well-being. And she’s super honest with me too, which makes me feel better.

Don’t be afraid of your gyno, seriously. But here are some things your doc probably isn’t telling you.

 
Did you know any of the things on this list? Is there anything you want to add? Tell us in the comments!
 

Yearly pelvic exams might not be totally necessary, by the way

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  • Nicole

    There is no need to go to the gynecologist every year. I’m almost 20 years old, currently sexually active, and never had a Pap smear. Probably never will. Educate yourself a little bit girls; cervical cancer is extremely rare, pelvic exams are useless if you have no symptoms, bimanual exams are completely pointless, and Pap smears are highly unreliable and produce a lot of false abnormal results. Pap smears are also not needed for birth control, and the ACOG considers yearly testing to be OVER testing. Don’t believe me? Do the research yourself. Pretty much the only need to go is if you’re having abnormal symptoms.

    • Jessica Booth

      Actually, pap smears are important. Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the US. You’re partly right in saying cervical cancer is rare, as cases have decreased significantly. The reason they’ve decreased so significantly is because more women are getting Pap smears, which means early detection, according to the official CDC government site: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/statistics/
      So, please, don’t advise any girl not to go to the gynecologist and get regular pap smears.

  • pinkheart

    Its not that bad. I agree with ditching the underwear but not as soon as I get home from school maybe just before I go to bed.

  • Alexis

    When I went, I was on my period and they didn’t take a blood or a urine sample. And seriously, wear underwear. Just please.

  • Maddy

    They prick your finger?! No, I can never go to the gyno. I’m really scared. Even thinking about getting a needle gives me a panic attack. Oh no. Are there any alternatives to getting a needle?!

    • sparkle

      I go to the gyno every year and i haven’t gotten my finger pricked, but they DO draw blood.

      ….. that probably doesn’t help your needle situation, does it? 😛

  • Gicelle

    HAHA NO MORE UNDERWEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Victoria

    My gyno has never made me pee, or pricked my finger. I go when on my period, they don’t care. Some of these aren’t true.

    • Jess

      maybe you should look into another gyno; or you live in a diff. country (:

    • sharon

      Why would you want someone to look at your vajayjay while blood is gushing out, You shouldn’t go just as a courtesy to your doctor.