How do I ensure a productive gynecologist appointment?
June 8, 2009 1:09 PM Subscribe
Please help me figure out how to have a productive appointment with the gynecologist to deal with severe menstrual cramps.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl to health & fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After having increasingly unbearable, debilitating pain from menstrual cramps for the last couple of years, I have gotten a referral to a gynecologist from my GP. Obviously I would like him to a) find out what is causing the pain and b) get it to stop, but I am wondering if there are any specific questions I should be asking. This is my first time visiting a gyno and I don't know what to expect. I've heard this particular doctor is very good and empathetic, and I am sure he will know how to elicit important info from me, but I would also like to prepare myself as much as I can to ensure an effective appointment.
Have any of you gone to a gynecologist for debilitating cramps? Did s/he help you? What questions did you ask, or what do you wish you had asked? Was there any particular info (family history, etc.) that was important for you to bring?
I'm at the end of my rope with this pain, so as you can tell, I'm staking a lot on this appointment. Thanks for any advice!