It used to be that doctors recommended a woman see her gynecologist annually for a Pap smear and pelvic exam, but those guidelines have changed in recent years. Here's what you should know.
What Is Done During A Pelvic Exam?
When you go to the gynecologist for a pelvic exam, the doctor is looking for any physical signs of abnormalities, both internally and externally. They will palpate your pelvic and abdominal region, checking for tenderness and abnormal organ size or position.
If you are like many women, you may feel embarrassed about discussing certain issues, like vaginal odors or sexual discomfort, with your gynecologist. However, it is important to remember that your gynecologist is there to help you, not judge you. Being open with him or her can help you maintain good health. Here are five things you should always talk about with your gynecologist.
Bumps on Your Vagina
A bump on your vagina could be something as simple as a pimple or ingrown hair.