The Gynecological Exam:
§ NOTE: PAP smears should be done when you are not menstruating. If you are on your menstrual period at the time scheduled for your PAP smear, please call to reschedule.
§ You will be asked to provide a urine specimen before the exam. Please do not urinate immediately before coming to your appointment
§ We will discuss problems you may have and/or issues related to contraception. All contraceptive options can be reviewed.
§ A general exam will be performed to check your lungs, heart, thyroid, abdomen and breasts.
§ The pelvic exam will be done to obtain specimens for the PAP smear, assess for vaginal infections and/or STD's and check for any reproductive system abnormalities. It is best to have put nothing in the vagina for 3 days before this exam (no sex, no douching, no tampons).
§ Prescriptions for contraception and for treatments for common gynecological problems will be provided.
§ Blood tests may be done if indicated
§ Expect to be at the Health Clinic for one hour if this is your first exam. Repeat yearly exams may take 30-45 minutes.