Going to the gynecologist isn't something adolescents eagerly anticipate. The anxiety and discomfort teenagers feel is increased when it's their first annual exam. OBGYN Associates North Jersey is here to make it as easy and comfortable as possible. Before your child's first annual exam, there are a few things to keep in mind.
The most important thing to do before the first gynecological exam is research. Teens should be prepared to discuss their family medical history and be ready for questions about their menstrual cycle. Some of the most commonly asked questions the gynecologist or nurse practitioner may ask include:
The pelvic exam only lasts a few minutes and the exam itself doesn't hurt. Most physicians will explain the process before beginning the exam, asking questions throughout the process is encouraged. The pelvic exam consists of the following steps:
Not only does the annual exam ensure that your teen maintains good gynecological health, but it is also an opportunity to catch health problems in the early stages.
Call OBGYN Associates North Jersey at 201-869-5488 to request an appointment for your teen's gynecologic exam.