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To complain about? Everything you need to know about the visit to the gynecologist

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It is only at first glance seems to be: take a shower, put some clean panties and go. Actually a lot of nuances. As practice shows, most often girls are worried about this.

Do I need to shave the hair in the intimate area?
Model intimate hairstyles on the quality of diagnostics is not affected. But short hair (or even skin) stay fresh longer throughout the day.

Do I need to douche before your visit to the gynecologist?
No! Enough to take a shower. Too careful hygienic procedures will not allow the doctor to get an idea about the status of your microflora. Creams and gels for intimate hygiene it is better not to use dyes and fragrances can affect the quality of tests.

What if I go to the doctor in the evening after work?
Use wet wipes. Better children’s — in special wipes for intimate hygiene can contain preservatives that affect the vaginal flora and hence on the quality of laboratory research.

Is it possible to have sex before the visit?
Impossible. It is advisable to refrain for 2-3 days. The results of the analysis would affect not only the seminal fluid deposited in the vagina, but even spermicide or lubricant with a condom.

In the study it is necessary to go with a full bladder or empty?
The bladder is below the uterus and in the filled condition will interfere with palpation, so it is better to void. But for passing some tests, it is recommended not to urinate for 2-3 hours — wash away bacteria. This question can be discussed at a reception at the gynecologist.

When can you enroll?
For routine examination by a gynecologist is better to choose the first days after menstruation. At this time the immunity is slightly reduced and it is possible to detect even hidden chronic infection. Besides basic research of cervical most reliable in the first phase of the cycle.

2-3 weeks before visiting the doctor it is better not to take medicine
Even if you’re sure that the cause of your anxiety — just a yeast infection, you should not immediately run to the pharmacy for a miraculous capsule. You may be wrong, and antifungals, and antibiotics modify the microflora of the vagina, and the tests can give a false result. The distortion pattern can lead also receiving immunomodulators and hormones — they also should not drink for 2-3 weeks to visit. But if you have a chronic illness and you are taking pills constantly, then, of course, it is not necessary to take a break.

Before visit to the gynecologist, it is desirable to visit the toilet
A clogged intestine greatly complicates the study of the uterus and appendages.

Bring socks and a diaper
Diaper need to lay on the chair. Socks should be worn, no matter how luxurious nor was your pedicure, these are the rules of etiquette established in the Soviet era. However, now, many commercial clinics give disposable booties and diaper.

What to tell?

Upon entering the office, not to rush immediately to the chair. Sit on a chair near the doctor, you have something to talk about.

You don’t owe anyone anything, and gynecologist doesn’t expect you to make excuses for bad behavior and sexual preferences. And intimate questions are asked to establish a correct diagnosis. In the end, you can always take advantage of their legal right to choice of doctor.
The main thing you have to remember — the last menstruation and the duration of its cycle. Is also important the time of menstruation and sexuality. And all gynecological diagnoses that you ever put.

If you were once treated for a sexually transmitted disease, be sure to tell me about it. Some infections results of conventional analyses of even a few years will be positive. So you’ll need a survey to confirm the absence of acute illness at the time of treatment.
If several months ago you were tested for STDs, show tests the doctor not to repeat the tests. Brushstrokes, commissioned more than a year ago, not the present.
And only after a fascinating conversation can be moved in a chair.

What doctor will do?

And the doctor there have you considering? By law you have the right to know everything about the purpose, essence and meaning of any produced manipulation. Especially because nothing really mysterious gynecological examination no.
First, the doctor examines the external genitals: if there is skin irritation, redness, lesions (e.g., warts) and other deviations from the norm. This is nothing but good lighting is not required.
Then the doctor takes a gynecologic speculum. It’s such a double metal or plastic object, a little like a mirror in the everyday sense. The flaps are expanded and fixed with special spacer — this makes it possible to examine the cervix and the vaginal walls.
A mysterious device with lenses beside the chair the colposcope. He enlarges the image 20 to 30 times, allowing you to see the smallest changes and assess how the cervix reacts to acetic acid and nesperova solution of iodine.
Acetic acid causes short-term swelling of the epithelium, swelling of cells, reducing the blood vessels, which allows to detect pathological (acetabulae) areas on the cervix, most often associated with dysplasia and warts.
A solution of iodine colors healthy cells in a uniform dark brown color, but not pathologically changed colors. Thus it is possible to identify the true erosion, leukoplakia, inflammation.
If the colposcopy results puzzled the doctor, he may suggest you a biopsy — otsyrevanie a small piece from the surface of the cervix. It is sent for histological examination to identify the nature of the pathology: the tumor, inflammation, degeneration, etc. of the Wound after the biopsy heals about two weeks, the procedure is performed in the first phase of the cycle, and the beginning of the next period, everything will be in order. And before that it is better to abstain from sex.
If you’ve been at the gynecologist, you know that in any examination always take smears. But the purpose of the study for most remains a mystery. Explain.
Smear on flora is taken from the vagina, cervix, and urethra. Allows you to estimate the balance of the vaginal flora and the presence of inflammatory process.
The Cytology — study of cells taken from the surface of the cervix and its canal. Helps to identify the presence of abnormal (cancer) cells. Tests of functional diagnostics — research on cervical mucus. They allow you to estimate your level of estrogen and the ovaries.

The last stage of research is conducted without any additional devices. The doctor manually — internally and externally — palpate your belly, determining the position, size, shape of uterus, condition of appendages. Thus it is possible to detect fibroids, inflammation of the ovaries, cysts, adhesions and… pregnancy!
And all this will take less time than reading this article. And that’s all! Year you absolutely free. And most importantly — confident in his security.

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