First Gynecologic Exam

How should you prepare for your gynecological exam? 

  • Schedule it at a time when you do not have your period. 
  • Come prepared to ask any questions you have during your appointment.
  • Do not to use any creams, douches, spermicides, or tampons for 24-48 hours prior to the exam. 
  • Learn as much as you can about your own and your family’s (siblings, parents, grandparents) medical history prior to your appointment. 
  • Allow about half an hour for your appointment.