Are you looking for the best Obgyn Pinetown has to offer for your first Obgyn visit? Read our helpful guide on what to expect at your first Obgyn appointment
Your Helpful Guide To Your First Obgyn Visit
You might be planning to attend your first gynaecologist visit with an Obgyn Pinetown appointment. You might be asking friends or the internet for information.
If anyone has given you a horror story, we can assure you that it is not true. What is true and quite normal is to feel slightly nervous and embarrassed. We want to reassure you. There is no need to feel anxious.
Here is a helpful guide about what you can expect at your first Obgyn appointment.
Your First Obgyn Pinetown Annual Exam
Are You The Right Age For An Obgyn Appointment?
We advise our patients to start their first gynaecologist visit when they are between 13 and 17 years old.
We really do understand that you might feel worried, but we promise to do our best to make you comfortable.
What Does An Obgyn Do On Your First Visit?
Often we just want to chat with you about your health and to answer all your questions (bring lots of questions). We often don’t do a pelvic exam at your first appointment.
If you are battling with very painful or heavy periods, we might ask you to have some tests done.
We will ask lots of questions to get to know your health very well, and some questions might make you feel embarrassed, but that’s ok. We can ask parents to wait outside for these personal questions if you prefer that.
Remember: all your information is 100% confidential at our Obgyn Pinetown offices.
We will ask questions such as:
- What date was your last period?
- How old you were when your period started?
- Are your periods irregular, or are the cramps very bad?
- Is there uncomfortable itching?
- Are you having sex and using birth control?
- Are you feeling depressed now or when your period starts?
- Are you battling with gaining weight?
- How is your sleep pattern?
What Type of Exams Will Be Done By The Obgyn?
We will check your blood pressure, your heart rate, your weight, and if something needs attention, we might take blood for tests.
If you are having sex, we might test for sexually transmitted infections.
If we are doing a physical examination, we start with an external genital exam, looking at the area around your vagina. We might perform a bimanual exam which is when we put two gloved, lubricated fingers into your vagina and the other hand mirrors it on your tummy. This is the way we feel your uterus and ovaries for growths or cysts.
You should feel pressure on your muscles but no pain.
We usually don’t perform a pap smear until you are 21 unless there is a medical need for it.
And that is it. Remember, we want to see you every year so we can take proper care of you.
Make your first Obgyn Pinetown appointment and take control of the health of your body. We will help you understand every detail.