(Closed) Confession- I've never been to the gyno…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 62
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I didn’t go until I was 21.  Honestly, it’s nothing…takes about 5 minutes and you’re done. 

Post # 63
982 posts
Busy bee

@wildflowerbee:  In Australia, our gynaes are not the ‘go to’ in the first instance – you have to be referred. This cuts out things like my friend for example, who wanted to go on the pill and thought she had to see a gynaecologist for that. False! Our GP’s can do all of that. Our gynaecologists are there for the problems our GP’s can’t manage. So, standard procedure is that the GP will do the pap smear and pelvic exam, and if there is a problem, we will be referred to the gynaecologist (you can’t see them without one).

It’s good that you’re going. I was first referred to my gynae when a Pap smear showed precancerous changes, and I had only had one partner – who gave me a high risk strain of HPV. It only takes one partner to get something like that. That’s why these checks are vitally important. You just can’t possibly know what’s going on in there.

Post # 64
214 posts
Helper bee

i go every 3 months because i’m on DEPO and my gyno pretty much wants to take a gander up there everytime so i constantly have someone all up in my business. totally used to it.

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