FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions from our users – FAQ

HOW DO YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO CONSULT A GYNECOLOGIST?

There are three ways, depending on the type of medical care that you have:

1. Social Security: you must go to your family doctor to ask of him to refer you to a specialist in gynaecology.

 

2. Arrange private medical or health plan: ask a query directly to any physician included in your service guide.

 

3. Centres belonging to the City Council (Polyclinics, Youth Center, Family Planning,): They provide free assistance without any health document.

 

GYNAECOLOGIST OR MEDICAL DOCTOR?

The choice of healthcare professionals depends on the preferences, expectations and even the beliefs of the patient. It is important to know that both doctors have the medical training that enables them to professional practice on equal terms, so the sex of the health professional is something that should not worry you.

 

However, if you prefer to be treated by an obstetrician or a gynaecologist, you can order it. There is free choice of specialist, if you prefer that your gynaecologist is male or female. If you belong to a medical convention, you can directly choose a doctor or medical doctors from appearing on your frame.

 

A GYNECOLOGY CONSULTATION IS CONFIDENTIAL?

Yes, the consultation with the gynaecologist is completely confidential.

 

OUR MOTHER HAS TO COME WITH US?

If commentaries with your mom you want to go to the gynaecologist, it is possible that she wants to follow you.

There are many teenagers who even prefer because they feel calmer, and there are others who do not want the mother is present in the query, even if it insists on accompanying them.

The doctor knows how to respect your desire for confidentiality and will not “indiscreet questions” in the presence of your mother. If you still prefer that it is not present, thank you but asks him to wait outside the office. After the consultation, will be informed as to what they believe it should be known.

It is also important knowledge that nothing you tell the gynaecologist in the query will be known by others, so you can speak with complete freedom.

 

IS GYNECOLOGICAL OBSERVATION COMPULSORY ON FIRST VISIT?

To prove the normality of your genital, a simple visual inspection is necessary. However, observation does not necessarily have to be performed at the first visit. If you feel embarrassed or unready for the observation, feel free to ask the gynaecologist to postpone it to your next visit. Generally, observation devices (speculum) are performed only after the initiation of sexual intercourse.

 

WILL THE GYNECOLOGICAL EXAMINATION IS PAINFUL FOR A VIRGIN?

Even if you are a virgin, the gynaecological examination does not cause pain. At most, you may feel a slight discomfort or some shame.

 

WHAT IS PAP SMEAR?

The cervical vaginal cytology (also called Pap smear or PAP) is to collect a sample of cells from the vagina and cervix. This technique is used primarily for early diagnosis of cervical cancer, but also enables the diagnosis of certain gynaecological infections, and in some cases may be used to perform a diagnostic hormone. Conducting cytology carries no risk. Sometimes only minor bleeding that occurs is very scarce.

 

MUST YOU MAKE ANNUAL GYNECOLOGICAL CHECK-UP IF YOU HAVE SEX BUT DO NOT TAKE CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes, annual gynaecological check-up is necessary in all women who have sex whether or not she takes contraceptives. The annual study of cervical cytology and physical examination can avoid the short or long term, unpleasant surprises.

 

YOU CAN CONSULT THE GYNECOLOGIST TO ISSUES OF SEXUALITY?

Yes, you can consult everything you care about on sexuality to the gynaecologist. He or she should play an important role in your life especially for the onset of sexual relations, since they can be your best advisor on these issues. Also, if you have any problems that cannot be handled by these professionals, they can refer you to the appropriate specialist.