am i the only one NOT bothered by the gynecologist?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
10513 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went to a gynecologist once.  He was not a female doctor.  I wasn’t thrilled about going, as I thought it was silly.  I liked him though, and didn’t have an issue with the appointment, he just referred me to another specialist.  There was no exam.


Post # 4
4413 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have never minded the gyno either, even though I’ve had pretty much every rotten procedure possible, haha (bad Pap, colopscopy, LEEP, bad tear in childbirth and the multiple follow-up exams that go with it). You’re right, I’d take the gyno over the dentist any day!

Post # 5
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

I don’t have a problem with the gyno. It’s not fun and it does hurt a little, but I don’t dread it. My doctor is very nice and professional and makes the process as easy as possible.

Post # 6
8609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

No, I don’t hate it.  I’ve had to go every year since I was 13 so I got pretty used to it.  My gynos have always been female.  Much preferable to the dentist!  I don’t have a fear of the dentist either, but it is NOT fun.  Much more uncomfortable to me than a gyno visit.

Post # 7
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Stace126:  I’ve never minded going to the gyno and I have a male doctor. It doesn’t bother me and I don’t get anxious about it.  They’re doctors who look at vaginas all day, nothing to feel nervous or awkward about. 

Post # 8
2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t mind them either. I see a PA as my PCP and she does my pap as part of my regular wellness exam, I don’t go to a gyno. She’s not awkward at all, we just make small talk while she’s doing it, I never had any bad experiences with pain or results. I actually know her outside of the office, too, I used to take piano lessons with her daughter in elementary school. And she’s also my mom’s PCP. I’m a nurse and help with pelvic exams all the time so it’s just normal to me I guess, not embarrassing at all.

Post # 9
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I don’t have any issues or anxiety about going but I always feel a little uncomfortable when I’m there and I’m glad when it’s over. I think I feel more comfortable now that I’ve been going to the same doctor for a few years.

The dentist on the other hand, I have no problem with at all! I always get the best compliments from my dentist. LOL. They always tell me how wonderful and great my teeth are so I guess it doesn’t bother me to go.

Post # 10
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have never been axious or bothered by going to the gyno. I have had both male and female doctors and have never felt less than amazingly well cared for.

Post # 11
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t mind it. It’s physically uncomfortable for me, but it’s 10 seconds of discomfort once a year. No problemo!

Post # 12
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t mind either. I really like my current gyno (female), but I’ve had both. My current gyno even “surprised” me with a new finger in the bum check, but even that was like a one second “wait did that just happen” kind of thing, and I was on my way. 

I had one male muslim gyno that I felt was SLIGHTLY judgemental toward writing me a prescription, but even he was no big deal. 

I like my dentist, but I worry he will scold me for not flossing carefully enough or something! My gyno never scolds, ha!

Post # 13
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t mind it one bit.  They seem hundreds of vaginas a week.  I know mine can’t be the worse.  And I don’t even think it’s uncomfortable. 

So ya, you’re not alone!

Post # 14
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I HATE gyno visits because I hate the speculum. I am a mother but never gave vaginal birth (I hope to be able to when we try for another child) and they need to use a small pediatric speculum because the normal size hurts like shit, no matter how much I relax. A previous gyno told me I’d always have this issue and that it would be extremely hard for me to give vaginal birth, turned out to be 100% accurate. 


Post # 15
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t mind the gyno at all. I go every year, male, female doesn’t matter to me. I don’t visit the dentist as often as I should though 🙂

Post # 16
4076 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Doesn’t bother me at all and I’ve had a male doctor since I started going at 17. The first time I went I had a abnormal result and had to have a Colcoscopy. I then had to go every 6 months for like 2 or 3 years so I’ve been far more than most 25 year-old women. My male doctor is actually retired and it made me sad. He was a great doctor, incredibly professional, and I trusted him. Now to find a new doc!

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