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What to expect during gynecological exam

Going for gynecology exam may be nerve shaking for you, but it is a quick and straight forward procedure that you have to undergo for overall well being.

Going for gynecology exam may be nerve shaking for you, but it is a quick and straight forward procedure that you have to undergo for overall well being. The main reason for gynecology exam is to examine your female organs to have good genecology health. It is just a 10 minutes process in which your doctor will do the examination, after this you have a question answer session, where you can ask any question that you have in your mind. You have to undergo a physical exam where breast exam, internal and external pelvic exam, urine sample and pap smear will be conducted.

Breast Exam

It is painless and brief exam where your doctor can manually palpate the breast feeling for thickening, discharge, or lumps. She will also let you know how you can do this at home as well.

Urine Sample

Urine sample will also be collected from you to check various infections, pregnancy and kidney health.

Pelvic Exam

This is a test that is conducted as external genital and speculum exam. For this you have to lie on examining bed and when asked by doctor has to spread your knees. You should try to be relaxed as much as you can as it will help you to have more efficient and less painful examination. External examination is meant to check visual abnormalities likes, swelling, cysts, redness or any other disease.

To inspect the vagina from inner side, a sterile device known as speculum is inserted in your vagina. This is an easy part as it is not painful, so try to be relaxed. This examination is meant to check atypical discharge, irritation or any transmitted disease.

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