Most women dread going to the gynecologist, ranking a visit somewhere between a trip to the dentist and entertaining the mother-in-law. But it really shouldn’t be like that! There are several steps you can take to make the appointment better for yourself.
Here are my five top tips:
Also, don’t just assume that if it doesn’t come with a prescription, it doesn’t matter. So many Americans are taking over-the-counter supplements, and a lot of them can interact with birth control. We need to know everything you’re taking to ensure the best possible outcomes.
I always say the gynecologist’s office is a judgment-free zone, or at least it should be. It’s important to be open and honest with us, so we can give you the best care possible. When it comes to your health, nothing is off limits.
- Dr. Jennifer Ashton