Painful Gyno Exam
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|Wed, 06-21-2006 - 10:30pm|
I have a gyno appointment coming up & have some concerns. I am 30 & still a virgin. I have only been to the gynocologist once before about 3 years ago. The exam went ok...it started out fine but then got increasingly painful to the point where I began tensing up which only made it worse. I dont know what the doctor was doing to cause the pain (if it was the speculum, the pap, or the manual exam) but Im afraid of this happening again. I wasnt sure what to expect but I have used tampons so I was told that would help alittle. When the exam was over, I noticed I was bleeding enough to ask for a pad. Im not sure if this was normal or not. A friend of mine said sometimes some doctors cut your hymen on purpose to benefit you later on. Im not sure if this is what happened. If so, I suppose my next visit should be less painful? Is it normal for a virgin to bleed after an exam? Or is there a certain procedure that is the most painful during a gyno exam??? Is there anything I can request to make it more comfortable?
Im so fearful of it being just as painful as the first exam. SInce the pain didnt start until mid-way through, I for some reason think it might have been when she was swabbing? I dont know what can be the most painful procedure.