(Closed) am i the only one NOT bothered by the gynecologist?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I dont mind the gyno or pap smears bit I do only see female docs.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t mind the gyno at all and don’t even mind male docs. I just see it as a necessary check-up. WAY less uncomfortable than even getting my teeth cleaned!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Stace126:  I was told this 10 years ago when I was 18 (gave birth at 22) when I had an awesome gyno, haven’t had a great one since. So far I’ve been told that I have a naturally closed/tight cervix and a mild form of vaginismus. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve had male and female doctors give me exams. I’ve only had discomfort once during a palpatation where the woman had wicked witch fingers and jammed them as far into my cervix as she could get them. I was sore for a week. Other than that, I don’t even feel pelvic exams. I just look at the ceiling, yawn and it’s over.

I’m not phased by gynecologists, but I need to be heavily, heavily, heavily sedated to go to a dentist.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Stace126:  I don’t mind it at all, I work at an Ob/Gyn office and when I understand it is uncomfortable to have someone down there but when they put a speculum in you, you don’t have to scream. If you can hvae sex and push a baby out dont complain about a cold metal speculum.  Sorry! 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Stace126:  I haven’t gone to a gyno (yet..?) but I have had about 5 paps done in the past by two different family doctors (I switched family doc’s about 2 years ago). The very first time I had to get one I was nervous.

Every other time I’ve got one I was also nervous before hand, but, I really don’t know why because I don’t think they’re THAT big of a deal. And though they do twinge a bit when they’re being done, I can deal with it. I normally do get slight cramping after (again that twinging feeling more than cramps) but all in all paps are what they are, and I’d never be ‘excited’ to get one, but I’m not scared to either

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I don’t like it… I’m very shy about my nakedness but I of course understand the importance of getting paps so I go every year.

I’ve moved around a few times so I’ve had to have 3 doctors, and I always made sure to go to a female doctor. I know it’s not a big deal, but I was just more uncomfortable with the thought of a middle aged man digging around in my lady parts. At least the lady can, I dunno, relate or something.

I have zero issues with the dentist, though. I’m backward! 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Stace126:  So I’ve had GYN exams done by men and women. I am no longer bothered by the exams. The worst part is waiting in the room for the knock because up until that point my butt is sweating and I’m like, “do I have to poop?” or “is that a fart pain?”

I used to think that I would die if I farted while s/he was down there. Well, he was inserting my IUD a while back and I farted and I survived. Just wanted to pass this on to all of you anxious gas bags like me. We too can be survivors!!! Ha ha.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I have never had an abnormal pap or other issue, but I can’t stand my cervix being touched.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have no problem with going to the gyno. I go to a special women’s clinic for my yearly checkup so I don’t always get the same doctor, but I don’t mind. They’re always very professional and I’ve never felt any pain or discomfort. The worst part of my yearly physical is going to get my blood drawn, and even that’s not too bad. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

It also doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t want to get a pap every day or anything, but it’s really no big deal and it doesn’t hurt or anything.  I’ve only ever seen women though so I can’t really say how I feel about male gynos one way or the other. I’m sure they’re probably fine.

@Kwhoa:  haha, true! I hate going to the dentist! Totally would pick the gyno over a dentist any day. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

like iarebridezilla mentioned, I too have had abnormal paps, colposopy, LEEP (even after all this I was still getting a few abnormals here and there) but my fear of the dentist is terrible. And I would much rather go for my 10 min pelvic exam then have instant panic attacks walking through the door of the dentist!! Plus after all these issues, I’m pretty used to having doctors looking at..erm..down there lol

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Eh it doesn’t really bother me that much. I’m a little uncomfortable about it but it doesn’t freak me out or anything. I’ve never seen a guy though!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t mind going either. I have a male gyn and he is a very nice man. The only problem I had with him was a sudden Rx change he didn’t tell me about. I’m on the pill for dysmenorrhea and some of bc pills make me rather sick, but suddenly I had an Rx for some new pill (after being on my original Rx for over a year…). I talked to the pharmacist for at least 20 minutes and ended up taking it to see how it’d go – otherwise, I would have apparently had to wait a couple weeks to get my original Rx. The new pill ended up making me sick, come to find out it was a new version of the type of pill that made me sick originally. The gyn had no reason to change the Rx, didn’t tell me, and didn’t call me back for a couple weeks when I was fighting to get the Rx changed back. 

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