For the very first time, a physician should visit at the age of 14 years. That is, prior to sexual activity. A pelvic exam will consist not only in taking a smear for the detection of various infections. The doctor should check how well puberty happens and there are no deviations. But if you are still a virgin, don't worry, you just draw the line at the ultrasound.
First the gynecologist will hold a conversation with you, during which learns of the purpose of the visit, on complaints, number of pregnancies, the nature of menstruation. In the chair you may be a little uncomfortable. The doctor will feel the female organs for signs of inflammation.
No need to hesitate of the doctor, he's just trying to help you and does its job. Before inspection you will need to remove your underwear and spread her legs. Be sure to make sure that under your buttocks you put the disposable cloth.
Often in regular antenatal clinics require you to bring a sheet or cloth. Also if you do not wish to have the inspection was carried out with the help of metal tools, can be purchased in a drugstore plastic gynecologic mirror.
If you already live a sexual life, your doctor may take a swab. During the inspection need to relax so it doesn't hurt. The gynecologist will check you special gynecological mirror. This may bring you some discomfort.
A rectal examination is performed not as frequently as a vaginal examination. Usually this method is used during the inspection gynecologist virgins. Thus the doctor determines the state special partition that separates the anus and vagina. Looks if there are any tumors in the anus.
He also needs to check the chest. This stage doctors often leave for last. By probing and visual examination, the doctor checks that there are no tumors in the mammary glands. However, this examination is better to leave mammologist.
One should not visit a gynecologist during menstruation, because of this, the doctor will be able to conduct a competent inspection. Usually in such cases is a repeat visit to the gynecologist after a month.
A week before examination should abandon the use of vaginal plugs. Remember, if you find a doctor incompetent and rude, you certainly can refuse it. Do not be afraid of gynecologists and constantly postpone the examination on the last day.