Post # 32
My male obgyn is the same man who delivered me and all three of my siblings. To me it made perfect sense to see him. I was never uncomfortable around him at all. He’s polite, he knows enough of my family history that he can watch out for certain issues, his office is meticulously clean, all his staff are absolute dolls, and I’m seriously dreading having to find a new gyno when I move abroad.
Post # 33
@Stace126: i’m ont bothered at all. first of all, i LOVE my doctor. i look forward to our girl talk while she’s down there workin’. lol
her husband runs ultra marathons so she is a self-proclaimed “running widow”. she tells me funny stories about him, his races, and her kids. she always hugs me after every appointment and she’s so thorough and caring and above all, GENTLE!
Post # 34
Can’t relate. Hate the gynecologist and everything to do with it. I used to try various “cheats” to get my BC prescription without having to do a full visit. Now that I don’t use hormonal BC anymore, I just don’t go to the gyno and not a single fuck is given.
Post # 35
I don’t really mind. To me it’s just like going to the dentist, healthy meal prep or planning, working out, getting my eyes checked, etc. It’s certainly not my FAVORITE thing to do but overall I don’t really mind.
I do make sure that my doctor is female though. Just a personal preference.
Post # 36
I would rather get a pap a day for a week than go to the dentist once. I don’t mind going to the gyno at all, it just doesn’t seem to be a big deal to me. The worst part is that in general going to the Dr is inconvenient.
Post # 37
+1. It’s uncomfortable and annoying and not something I particularly enjoy doing, but as compared to other things (I’m looking at you dentist) I would choose it 1000 times over.
Post # 38
LOL I’m looking at you dentist. Exactly!
Post # 39
I don’t get how people refer to a pap as “being violated.” No, it’s called screening for cancer and a medical procedure. I wish women would stop describing it that way. being violated is a very serious thing, and a medical procedure isn’t the same.
Post # 40
I don’t really mind any doctor! It’s not my idea of a fun Friday night, but it’s not so bad. I will say that my paps hurt. Not a lot and not for long but for the 20 seconds that they’re scraping or brushing or whatever – it hurts! And I once had to get a uterine biopsy that hurt like a BITCH! It’s a toss up between the the gyno and dentist. I don’t really mind the dentist either. And if they’re doing anything more than a cleaning, I get nitrous, so that’s a definite plus!
Post # 41
+1 I already mentioned that it literally pains me to go to the gyno BUT I’d rather deal with that pain every day than go to the dentist. My phobia is for real, so much so that I’m seeking therapy because I avoid the dentist like the plague.
Post # 42
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I don’t mind the gyno in the least. Sexual health is much more of a concern for most of us than cavities. I always chat with my RN during the exam; I ask her if I “look” normal, loose, which way my uterus tilts, if she thinks I’m too old to get pregnant. You know, the usual while someone has a speculum 5″ up your birth canal.
Post # 43
I had some lady issues last year, so there was a period of six months where I was at the gyno once a week getting checked out. My Dr. and I had to get pretty chummy pretty fast. I will say, though, a little bit of nervousness the very first time, but after that, eh. As far as I’m concerned, this is what he’s trained to do, there’s nothing weird about it. I’m not a bashful person and I have no qualms about someone looking up my lady business. But at the same time, my Dr. is wonderful! He’s polite and respectful and remembers things we’ve talked about in the past and always asks how my Fiance is doing, how school is going, etc. I went to a woman gynocologist at first and she was terrible and I dreaded going, but once I found the right doctor, it just became routine. Just lay back, stare at the ceiling, and in under three minutes it’s over for another year!
Post # 44
I have never had an issue with the gyno and now I see a male doc at a teaching facility. The students don’t perform the pap but the doctor does have them look up the speculum and ask questions, so it probably doubles the time the speculum is in my body. I would still rather do this than the dentist (I was hit in the face with the xray machine and now have a really difficult time sitting in a dentist chair).
Post # 45
I have spread my legs for a fair number of doctors. All seem rather unimpressed with my business. How rude!
But in all seriousness, i figure this is what they do ALL day its not like i’m going to shock them. One time i even had my doctor confirm ovulation for me because it was like the day before i was going to O anyway lol.
It doesn’t phase me.
Dentists are spawn of satan though.
Post # 46
@Stace126: It’s not anxiety inducing for me, but I definitely don’t think it’s pleasant. I have tender breasts, so the breast exam is uncomfortable, and I hardly ever get a warm speculum :'(