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Going to the Gyno - Which is Worse?

As women, we all have to go for our yearly visit to the gynecologist. It's no fun, but we know it's good for us. Somehow talking about how much it sucks makes me feel better, so I want to know, when you go for your annual gynecologist appointment...

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AmandaBethCrowther AmandaBethCrowther 3 years

The damn speculum it hurts m

skypoem skypoem 8 years
I love going to see my gyno! Haha x] For one thing, he's always very respectful and kind to me. He always has warm hands and he's very gentle. He's pretty cute too!! I KNOW I flirt with him without really meaning to! Oh, and the naked thing .. I think I look pretty good naked =P I'm only 20 (pretty young) - I don't have anything to be embarrassed/ashamed of!
sunshinedreams9 sunshinedreams9 9 years
My gyno is ridiculous!! First of all, she gave me attitude when I wanted my mom in the room because it was my first time. She said it would "delay her schedule". So that worked me up before I even had my gown on. My exam hurt so bad. I don't see why they can't at least try to relax you with laughing gas like at the dentist or something like that. I went because I had to go on birth control because my periods are horrible but then it turns out I got depression from taking the pills so now I have to find a way to help my horrible cramps and heavy bleeding. Does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate it. BTW, I wish I could have answered everyone of those options except the one where you don't mind going. :-P
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
I dont think anybody enjoys going.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
All of it.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
tlsgirl - that is SO insensitive and unnecessary. I'm glad u switched!
chatoyante chatoyante 10 years
I really don't mind the appointment too much, except for the paper gown; I like knowing everything is OK. I figure if the doctor had any qualms about seeing the cathouse up close, he/she wouldn't have gone into gynecology. But sometimes I do feel like I should make conversation, against my better judgement, and it usually devolves into something like, "I can't believe insurance only lets me do this once a year! [long pause]"
tlsgirl tlsgirl 10 years
Oh, and one gyno felt the need to point out that I had razorburn! Gee, as though I didn't already know. I switched after that.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 10 years
All of the above, definitely.
jokergirl jokergirl 10 years
It's an even score between the cold duck and the fact that most Gyns I've met so far are so annoyingly patronizing! I hate it when they don't tell you things because a) they think you're stupid or b) they pretend they know better and won't listen to you to begin with. Even when I provably did know better in hindsight sometimes.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 10 years
I am always terrified that I will toot while I'm on the table. I can't think of a worse position to be in and accidentally pass gas. I pray that it never happens!
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
Eww, I hate the scraping the most, for me it is very painful (I've discussed it with my friends and some can't even feel it). I do hate scootching and the paper gowns too, and the speculum is horrible.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Silvergirl - Really? So you're just siting there completely nude?
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
Uggh...how did you know I have an emergency gyno appointment next week? Getting healthy, exercising tons and walking more than 10 miles a day has somehow triggered me to have horrible-horrible cramps and uterean swelling everyday, every hour of the day whether its period time or not. WHY? So my gynologist is lovely - on the whole I don't think about the procedures too much not to uncomfortable it only takes 15 to 20 minutes but I worry that later that day or week I will get a call say "Please come back to my office asap, it's important. We need to talk." Dreadful.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
BethS - Technically, the rectalvaginal exam is part of a pelvic exam, to feel for tumors that might be hiding behind the uterus or in the rectum. Most clinicians seem to skip out on it though (I've never had it done with any of my gynos) but it is taught in medical school as part of the exam.
BethS BethS 10 years
Not to be gross, and I'm not joking around, but I've heard from a couple of friends that their gyno sticks their finger up their anus during the exam to check out the anal passage and whatnot, is that normal? None of my doctors have done that before (and I don't really want them to start)...
silvergirl silvergirl 10 years
What scratchy paper gown? Here in Belgium (and it's the same everywhare in Europe) you simply take off your clothes - no big deal.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
the goopy K-Y stuff that they put on you to get the stuff to slide in. Then you have to wipe it off and if you're appt. is in the middle of the day then you have to go back to work all gooey and gross. Blech.
iffermay iffermay 10 years
While the scooching is bad, I think having my stiny ugly feet in the Dr.'s face along with other parts of by body just is too much. I need to bring a pair of clean socks to slip on before I go in the stirrups.
Advah Advah 10 years
@Julieulie: tx! Not that I'm happy you had a painful exam, too, but it makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one. People are like 'nope, sometimes it's painful, but never that bad if everything's fine for you'. Well, duh!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
The pumpkin scraping!
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