Regular pelvic exams are an essential part of any preventative health care plan, for these exams allow your OB/GYN to examine your sexual organs and look for signs of disease, infection or pre-cancerous cells.

While it is an important part of any health care routine, the first pelvic exam can be intimidating for High Desert women. It is normal and common for an Apple Valley patient to feel anxious or upset about the idea of a pelvic exam, but patients who are armed with the right information will feel at ease prior to their first appointment with the OB/GYN.

What Can I Expect from the Pelvic Exam?

When Should I Have My First Pelvic Exam?

How Should I Prepare for this Exam?

What Will the Doctor Ask Me About at My Appointment?

Your OB/GYN will be understanding of the fact that this is your first pelvic exam and will likely take some time to talk you through the process. The goal is to help you feel comfortable and relaxed, for this is an important part of taking care of your body throughout adulthood. Pelvic exams are necessary for women who are not sexually active, who are sexually active, who are trying to conceive, and who are perimenopausal and even menopausal.

Most women find that the idea of the pelvic exam is often more uncomfortable than the exam itself. If you feel that now is the time to go in for your first pelvic exam appointment, contact your obstetrics and gynecology doctor today in order to set up this important appointment.