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Sexual Health

How to Prepare for a Visit to the Gynecologist

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Healthcare: Woman in doctor's office for check up.

Panty liner

Don't schedule your appointment during your period


Trimming hedge row

Reconsider pelvic grooming


OBGYN Exam

Don't douche


Woman offended by her husband

Don't have sex the night before


Clean white tampons, calendar and mobile phone on pink background

Keep track of your cycle


Nurse Discussing Test Results With Patient

Bring your medical records


Having advise with a gynecologist

Don't be embarrassed


oung woman writing down ideas planning

Come prepared with a list of questions


Woman hiding face

… And especially the embarrassing questions


Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

@laradesanto

Lara is formerly a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her Masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.