Weird Question (I know)…Anyone visited OB/GYN during AF?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have had a pap smear during AF. I called ahead and asked if it mattered and they said nope.  I dont know if that is different though since you are TTC and need to know if your body is cycling properly.  For my pap i had abnormal cervix cells so thats all they needed to look at. 

Post # 3
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i did once.  it was on a lighter flow day.  i had a tampon in. when gyn came in the room to start the exam, she asked if she could take the tampon out, i said yes.  then i put one in right after the appointment was over.


Post # 4
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Is it your initial consultaTion? Im going to assume shes just going to order bloods maybe an ultrasound or hsg. Im not sure what they typically do, but im going to assume she doesnt need to go looking all up in your bits yet. If in doubt call the receptionist and ask.

Post # 5
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always schedule my appts a year in advance so I never know if I’ll be on it or not but I have been a couple times and it’s fine. She likely won’t even need to examine you. 

Post # 6
4587 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My doctor does a pap smear every other year now, so this year when I was able to call and make my appointment, I double checked cos it may fall within that week (I may be having it that week). I have never asked if that mattered, but may have to just in case it happens next year when I need that exam.

Post # 7
230 posts
Helper bee

I work with doctors and it doesn’t matter. Don’t feel uneasy about it at all. They don’t care.

Post # 9
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Merelton:  I have. My doctor requested that I not take out my tampon before hand and let them do it. Idk why though. I had some abnormal cells but it seemed to be due to AF. All was fine.

Post # 10
1197 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I got my IUD inserted during my time of the month.  It was a little awkward, but it went ok, thankfully!  My doctor didn’t make a big deal out of it, I’m sure they’ve seen worse!

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