Don't Be Embarassed ! Rectal Exam TOO???
I had not been to a doctor since I was 12. At 17 I had a one night stand and the sex was unprotected and unplanned. I was afraid to go and get ECP until my friend talked me into it. Her dad is known to be the best GYN in the area but since I spend so much time there I wasn't comfortable about seeing him or him seeing me!!! Fear overtook me and I arranged to see him. I didn't know sexual health for a woman was so involved. He examined my ears, nose & throat my neck. The breast exam was the most embarrassing for me as my boobs are big. He also showed me how to do a monthly self breast exam. He examined my abdomen and then He did a urine test,blood tests. With my feet in the sturrips he examined my vagina and did some kind of cultures to check for STD. When he inserted the speculum it hurt a bit but when he inserted his fingers it hurt more as he discovered I have a cyst on my ovary that needs watching. I thought that was the end of my embarassing afternoon but no... He also did a rectal exam when he did the pap. Have any other teens had a rectal exam when they went for a GYN exam???? I wasn't expecting that at all!!! I left the office with ECP, samples of Condoms, Birth Control INFO, a prescript for BCP's , pamplets to read , a return appointment for 3 months to check out that cyst. I started my period so I know I was not pregnant but now instead of feeling like a used fool I feel like a responsible young woman . Don't let embarrassment kepp you from being sexually healthy. THe first time to the DR is the worst He has seen it all before.