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First Gynecological Visit

Frequently asked questions about… First gynecological visit

The first visit to the gynecologist is often a cause for concern for many adolescent girls and young women.

It is important that a specialist in gynecology can advise, advise, inform and guide on issues as relevant to women as their intimate health.

For this reason, the Women's CD medical team presents below the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the first gynecological visit.

At what age should you go to the gynecologist for the first time?

From 12-13 years of age, it might be convenient for the adolescent to be taken to the consultation to begin to establish a relationship of trust with the gynecologist, become familiar with and normalize the check-ups, resolve doubts about the period, intimate hygiene or the methods contraceptives.

There is no exact age to go to the gynecologist for the first time, but if you have concerns or doubts and want advice or advice, go to the gynecologist and talk to him or her.

It is also very necessary to go to your gynecologist if you have started or are going to start having sex.

What if my period hurts?

If your period hurts (before, during, after), if it is irregular (delayed or early), if the bleeding is very abundant or if you have any other concern, do not hesitate: go to the consultation and explain it to your gynecologist .

If you are 15 or 16 years old and you do not have your period, it is also convenient to go to the consultation.

How do I prepare for the review?

You don't need to prepare in any special way, but it is best to visit when you don't have your period.

Can I go accompanied to the gynecologist's consultation?

Yes, you can enter accompanied, but you can also stay accompanied for a while and then, to talk about things that you consider more intimate, your companion can leave the office for a few minutes and you can chat alone with your gynecologist.

Can I enter the gynecologist's office alone?

Yes, if you are going to be more comfortable or you think it will be easier for you to explain to your gynecologist something that worries you and you do not want other people to hear, you can be alone in the consultation.

Will the gynecologist tell my parents what we talk about in the consultation?

What is explained and discussed in the consultation is confidential, and only if the patient gives consent will it be communicated to other people.

What if I don't like or feel comfortable with my gynecologist?

If you are not comfortable, you can request a change of gynecologist. It is very important that you feel confident to explain what is worrying you or to raise your doubts. Keep in mind that only if you are sincere, your gynecologist will be able to help you with whatever you need.

At the first visit, will I have a gynecological exam?

In general, an intravaginal physical examination is not necessary at the first consultation, but it all depends on the reason for the consultation and whether you have already had sexual intercourse.

The gynecological examination, does it hurt?

The scan can be uncomfortable, but it doesn't have to be painful.

How often should I go to the gynecologist?

It is convenient to go to the gynecologist once a year and whenever you have doubts and want to make a consultation and, of course, go to your gynecologist whenever you have discomfort or pain related to your period or you seem to notice changes in your breasts.

Why is it convenient to go to the gynecologist once a year?

Because your gynecologist is the one who can best advise you to prevent or avoid future health problems.

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