How To Properly Prepare For Your Annual Gynecologist Appointment

Posted on: 3 March 2016

If you are going to your first gynecologist appointment, or your first gynecologist appointment with a new doctor, it is important that you properly prepare for your appointment. Here are a few things you should and shouldn't do in order to ensure that you are prepared for your annual gynecologist appointment.

Track Your Cycle Before Your Appointment

If you are not already, start to track your cycle before your next annual gynecologist exam. Keep track of when you get your cycle, how long it lasts, and if anything unusual happens. This information will help your gynecologist determine if your hormones are in balance and if you have any other health issues that need to be addressed. Only you can provide your gynecologist with this information. 

Try to track your cycle for a couple of months before your next appointment so you have lots of accurate information to offer your gynecologist. That can be especially useful if your cycle varies from month to month.

Write Your Questions Down

It can be easy to forget the questions that you have for your gynecologist during your appointment. Create a list of questions that you want to ask your gynecologist and bring it with you to your appointment. 

Your gynecologist is a great person to talk to about sex, your period cycle, birth control and STD's. Writing down your questions will help ensure that you don't forget to ask any important questions during your appointment. 

Be Truthful

Be truthful when your gynecologist ask you questions. Keep in mind that your gynecologist is only asking you questions in order to assess your health and make sure that you are healthy and safe. If you are not honest with your doctor, it could have serious consequences for your health. Your gynecologist does not care how many people you have had sex with or what type of sex you enjoy; they care about keeping your health.

What To Avoid Before Your Appointment

The night before your appointment, you should not have sex. Having sex before you go in for your annual exam could mess with the results of your pap smear. The semen inside of you could mess with your pap smear results. 

You should also avoid yeast medications and spermicides in the day before your appointment. Having addition substances inside of your vagina will make it more difficult for your doctor to examine you. 

Before your next gynecologist appointment, track your cycle, write down any questions you have, avoid any activity that will make your exam more difficult, and always be truthful with your doctor. Contact a business, such as Women's Care Inc, for more information.