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First Gynecological Exam

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Dear BeingGirl Experts,

I just started my period, and my mom wants me to visit a gynecologist. None of my friends who have started their periods have gone, and I am wondering whether it is really necessary for me to go, or whether I can wait awhile.

 

Isabella

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Dear Isabella,

Unless you have specific problems that need to be treated sooner, your first visit with your gynecologist (a medical doctor specializing in the health care of females, including teens and adults) should happen sometime between the ages of 13 and 15. You probably won’t need to have a pelvic exam (check of your internal female organs) during this first visit, unless you are having a problem or concern.  If you are sexually active or have health problems related to the reproductive system, you should see a gynecologist no matter how old you are.

 

Let mom know you appreciate her concern about your health!

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Questions_and_answers
Questions_and_answers
Posted September 07, 2014
What is a gynecologist? And what do they check and how?
Chunxiao
Chunxiao
Posted August 25, 2014
Cowshow thats sick u shouldnt wish that
Kellynic2627
Kellynic2627
Posted July 24, 2014
I agree!!! Sick!
Kellynic2627
Kellynic2627
Posted July 24, 2014
Jellybeanpeachykeen , a gynecological exam is when you have your female parts checked, like your vagina,other stuff to! Like a Pap smear & such! Hope this helps! :)
Aileendg
Aileendg
Posted August 25, 2014
my mom told me that she will take me when i turn 18 like she did with my sister because she is a nurse and also if we have any problems we should tell her
Stareyes2002
Stareyes2002
Posted May 15, 2014
Cow Show that's discussing you shouldn't say stuff like that. :(
Fruitcup13
Fruitcup13
Posted March 03, 2012
these doctors are here to make sure you dont have STDs and also you should go see one before you take birth control... not sticking their hand up you?
ilovelevimason82456
ilovelevimason82456
Posted April 17, 2012
What if you are too scared to go to the gynecologist? I dont like when people touch me....(adults)in that way!!!:/
scarclaw
scarclaw
Posted September 30, 2011
i think i need to go i missed my peiod twice know and maybe this month
JellyBeanPeachyKeen
JellyBeanPeachyKeen
Posted April 07, 2012
i HAVE AN IDEA BUT WHAT EXCATLY IS A GYNECOLOGICAL EXAM?
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