Don’t just get tests—ask questions. If you do not have a primary care physician, we will gladly provide the names of several qualified doctors in the area. Although it varies, routine appointments are usually booked approximately 1-3 months in advance. I’ve talked to a large number of women about this already who say they’ve never been asked if they want STD tests during their yearly exam, that you normally have to ask for such things. Our staff is fully trained and experienced to perform these diagnostic tests, and results are available much faster than when using an outside lab. To schedule a Pap test, get tested for STDs, discuss contraception options, ask questions about menopause, or address any other non-pregnancy-related women’s health needs, please book an appointment with your primary care provider. They can be purchased at local pharmacies.[1] However, there is strong social stigma against purchasing birth control, especially for people perceived to be single.

If you would like to view a full list, click here. For further information, please refer to our Terms of Use. Our physicians and midwives work in a supportive and collegial fashion to provide the best outcomes for patients. Your comfort and health are our top priority. You can call Fybeca’s toll-free line (tel. Sometimes your doctor will ask you personal things like how you’re feeling or what you like to do in your free time. PID can spread beyond the reproductive tract, causing serious and potentially deadly complications.

This is called the pelvic exam. He sees athletes who are referred to him by the athletic training staff, as well as any other Lafayette student with an athletic injury. Low-birth-weight babies are also a result of trich during pregnancy. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Leslie Sanders, Dr. The Department of Transportation requires drivers to get regular physicals to determine if they are healthy enough to safely operate a commercial vehicle. How can I find out if I have BV?


It is not that unusual for a bad bladder infection to take more than one run of antibiotics. You’ve got your middle schooler, waiting with her mom, about to embark on her first check-up. This is done I. Five (5) weeks after the sex act, I had a full panel STD test completed at my gyno’s office, everything came back negative. Dr. “I know I’ll need to go in the future, but I’m trying to delay it as much as I can,” she says. Please print and complete the forms prior to your arrival.

I reassure them that I am not interested in keeping secrets and always encourage young patients to talk to their parents. At the time, I thought them to be pointless. To schedule a Pap test, get tested for STDs, discuss contraception options, ask questions about menopause, or address any other non-pregnancy-related women’s health needs, please book an appointment with your primary care provider. Relax—the tough part’s over! She enjoys working with women of all ages to develop long-lasting relationships that foster a sense of compassion and trust, helping women feel confident about their health and wellness at every stage of life. I paid what the copay said on my insurance card, $20. You can even call us, and a specialized nurse will answer your questions over the phone.

But you gain POWER over it by addressing it head on. While your doc or nurse is going to ask some verypersonal questions (like whether or not you’ve had sex, or if you’re dating anyone), they shouldnever judge your answers. They are spread through sex with an infected person, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. you cannot let that prevent you from getting the care you need. Ironically, it turns out that in most instances this is exactly what you should do in the interest of the greater good. however, i’m due to go to the gyno soon, and nervous about telling them i bought birth control abroad, since (a) it may be illegal? All were negative.

You could try writing the office manager about this person’s behavior. Other times, not so much. I’m not saying I think you have something, but there’s nothing wrong with being tested! Really, the scariest part is often the unknown. When I filled out the paper work, it said medical information could be given to my mom. I mean, how complicated could it be? Depends where you live.

How long do they normally take to get back? Going to the gynecologist is never the most pleasant experience, but some visits are better than others. Seems everyone else has the social and medical sides of this covered pretty well, but there is one thing you need to know. You are 18, so you absolutely have the right to decide who accompanies you (if anyone) for your medical exams. I went for my yearly gyno visit a few months ago…