You have decided that it’s time to visit your OB/GYN for your first pelvic exam, and you are understandably nervous about the procedure. While this is a common exam and essential to receiving the best preventative health care available, many people are intimidated by the pelvic exam.
Dr. Ahmadinia recommends that women come in for their first pelvic exam by the time they are 21 years old, but some women may opt to have this exam performed sooner. A pelvic exam is an important part of maintaining good reproductive health. In addition, this exam allows the OB/GYN to keep an eye out for signs of disease or infection, as well as test for precancerous cells in the cervix.
While the experience may seem uncomfortable to someone who is having it performed for the first time, it will soon become a routine part of taking care of your body as a woman. Dr. Ahmadinia’s goal is to make each patient feel calm, comfortable, and informed throughout the entire process.