We encourage each person to decide when they feel comfortable seeing us for this personal examination. However, we generally recommend patients come to visit us if they have any concerns with their period, are sexually active, or are 21 years old. Generally at age 21, we recommend yearly examinations for pap smears and STD screening as well as general health examination with us. If you would like to discuss anything regarding your gynecological health, do not hesitate to reach out, all ages are welcomed.
You may have certain exams at your first visit. You have the option to have a nurse or family member in the room with you. Exams consist of internal pelvic exam and/or an external genital exam. In most cases, you do not need to have an internal pelvic exam at your first visit. If you are sexually active you may be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Most of these tests can be done by the doctor with a urine sample. You may also be offered certain vaccinations.
Everything will be explained to you fully PRIOR to having anything done. Our goal is to make you comfortable and to educate you about your health and your body.