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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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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!!!:/
JellyBeanPeachyKeen
JellyBeanPeachyKeen
Posted April 07, 2012
i HAVE AN IDEA BUT WHAT EXCATLY IS A GYNECOLOGICAL EXAM?
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?
pubertyperiodgirl
pubertyperiodgirl
Posted July 20, 2011
I want to have sex
Cutiepie1012
Cutiepie1012
Posted September 30, 2011
@pubertyperiodgirl well a lot of us do. And hopefully, soon :) . I have no health problems and i started my period, and my doctor said that if i stay that way (no health probs) then i won't have to visit one until im 21
scarclaw
scarclaw
Posted September 30, 2011
i think i need to go i missed my peiod twice know and maybe this month
Cow show
Cow show
Posted July 08, 2011
i want to go to a gyno. i want a hand up me it would feel good
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