Advice for the first visit to the gyno?
September 29, 2009 2:30 PM Subscribe
First-ever visit to the gynecologist approaching, and I'm kind of nervous. What should I expect?
posted by gavagai to health & fitness (41 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Since I'm in my early twenties, I decided it was probably (far past) high time for me to schedule my first visit to the ob-gyn for a general check-up, pap smear, etc.
I've never been sexually active, so I'm unaccustomed having people who are not me poking around down there. While I know the appointment will probably not be a big deal, I still find myself -- probably irrationally -- a little nervous.
What can I expect of the visit? Is there anything I ought to do to prepare myself beforehand? Should I come with questions (if so, which ones)?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice.