(Closed) Pap smear question

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 33
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Newbee

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Giraffes:  

I am from the US and my PCP (Internal Med) does my pap.  Generally OB/GYN does them if someone has an abnormal pap or issue, but it is individual preference too!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Alwyas an Ob/Gyn — Doctor or nurse practitioner. It never occurred to me that a GP would do a pap smear and I’d much rather have a specialist.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I see a physician’s assistant as my primary care and she does my pap smears and prescribes my birth control pills

Post # 36
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Worker bee

My GP does it only because I really dislike going to doctors and he is the only doctor I have found who doesnt make me feel like I am being violated.  Also, I am pretty bad about scheduling yearly check ups with my gyno so he usually does it when I go in for something more routine.  I’m all about multi-tasking!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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Giraffes:  I don’t find it uncomfortable at all. But I tried very hard to find a doctor I was totally comfortable with; I think a lot of it has to do more with the individual doctor than anything else. 

Post # 38
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Newbee

Sorry if it’s an odd question, but a few people have mentioned a ‘yearly check up’ with a gynaecologist. Over here (UK) lots of women will never see an obstetritian/gynaecologist in their life, if you have normal births, no problems down there. Is it a standard US thing? What do they ‘check-up’?

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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musical-lady:  I’m in Canada, and my GP has always done my PAP’s, until I got pregnant, then my OB did them the last couple times. But then again, here, you don’t even seen an OB for pregnancy until you’re 30+ weeks (if you have no complications).

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m always a bit cautious of PCPs that try to be your One Stop Shop for things. I’ve always used an OB/Gyn (interestingly enough, the same man who delivered me is also my OB/Gyn) and I couldn’t be happier with him.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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urchin:  Perhaps it’s just me, then, haha. My GP referred me to my gynecologist when I was 17 because I didn’t have my period yet, so that might be why. I like seeing the gynecologist though because I know she is fully trained in that specialty.

Yeah I know that you don’t see an OB until you are close to your due date. I remember my mom only seeing her GP for prenatal care when she was pregnant with my brother, until the end. But I won’t be pregnant for quite some time 🙂

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