How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Owen Your Own Question

Dr. Owen
Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55752
Experience:  Board Certified: Ob/Gyn & Preventive medicine, US Medical Graduate
18703594
Type Your OB GYN Question Here...
Dr. Owen is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

anything I can do to make an upcoming routine gyn appointment

Customer Question

anything I can do to make an upcoming routine gyn appointment less scary or painful?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Owen :

Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.

Dr. Owen :

Well there is nothing to be scared about - honestly

Dr. Owen :

We as ob/gyn's are NORMAL people

Dr. Owen :

we have kids

Dr. Owen :

we have spouses

Dr. Owen :

we are normal people

Dr. Owen :

so do NOT put the doctor in a white coat and a pedastal - just think of the doctor a 'friend' and TALK to your friend

Dr. Owen :

the word doctor means Teacher - so we are there to help you

Customer:

I'm scared of the doctor touching me

Dr. Owen :

and a pelvic exam - honestly - this is nothing worrisome.

Customer:

it hurts

Dr. Owen :

We as ob/gyn's do 20 plus exams per day

Dr. Owen :

IF it hurts - then your doctor can give you an antianxiety medication to take PRIOR to the exam - such as Lorazepam or Xanax - JUST one pill an hour prior to getting an exam

Dr. Owen :

this will help you to relax so it is not painful

Dr. Owen :

the exam should not be painful -

Customer:

ok, I'll try that........

Dr. Owen :

it is more anxiety than pain that you are feeling

Dr. Owen :

I give this prescription of ONE pill many times to women just like you - and then you can relax and get the exam you need.

Dr. Owen :

you should be absolutely fine.

Dr. Owen :

I assume you never had children - usually women who have had children do not concern themselves with annual exams.

Customer:

it is painful due to abnormal amounts of hypersensitive nerve endings and blood vessels that aren't normally there for someone like me...........who has a physical disability

Dr. Owen :

what disability?

Customer:

I'm suppose to be paralyzed in this area and numb..................spina bifida

Dr. Owen :

I exam women all the time with Multiple disabilities - and just using one of those medications I suggested really helps

Dr. Owen :

I have taken care of many women with spina bifida

Customer:

ok, I'll try that

Dr. Owen :

Just try Ativan, Lorazepam, or Xanax - one pill one hour prior to the exam and you should be fine

Customer:

and, no, I have not had children

Customer:

k

Customer:

that whole concept is too overwhelming to consider

Dr. Owen :

I understand - but we as ob/gyn's do this every day

Dr. Owen :

and I would see an ob/gyn for this exam - not a GP or family doctor - see a doctor like myself who do these exams all the time, multiple times per day -

Dr. Owen :

I wish you well

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Owen :

and think about the medications I suggested

Dr. Owen :

I wish you well

Customer:

I will

Dr. Owen :

Please click on EXCELLENT
thank you

Dr. Owen :

Dr Owen

Dr. Owen, OB/GYN (Doctor)
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 55752
Experience: Board Certified: Ob/Gyn & Preventive medicine, US Medical Graduate
Dr. Owen and other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

it's over and I'm glad..............was very scary and painful........

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
I am so happy for you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

But I still am sore "down there" from the exam........what can I do about it? how long will it hurt like this? It's been a constant reminder of what I had to go through yesterday.

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
okay so you are Not done and over then - I'm confused?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

sorry. I had the exam yesterday morning. but I still am in pain from the exam. can I do anything to make the pain go away so I don't have to think about it anymore?

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
what have you tried?
What medications do you have available at home?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'm just gritting my teeth and baring it so far.............I've got tylenol and advil for sure

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
This is pain / soreness Inside your vagina?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

um......................................I think.................I'm not use to feeling anything in that area, so I'm not sure where the pain is coming from

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
Well as for the Advil - you can use 600mg every 6 hours, PLUS you can ADD Tylenol 1000 mg every 6 hours.

In addition you can try an over the counter medication called Vagisil - this might help you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

do I have to apply vagisil or take it?

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
yes you apply it
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

oh.................it won't hurt to apply it, will it?

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
Well hard to say...I'm just trying tell you what might help you.

if you want stronger medication and pills - then you will need a prescription to Tramadol (Ultram), Percocet or Vicodin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

ok, thanks

Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 1 year ago.
you are very welcome

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. C.

    Board Certified

    Satisfied Customers:

    1618
    28 years of experience and an award-winning educator.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrCollins/2013-11-3_1283_Cascade669.64x64.jpg Dr. C.'s Avatar

    Dr. C.

    Board Certified

    Satisfied Customers:

    1618
    28 years of experience and an award-winning educator.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drhearne/2009-11-8_74742_monika_hearne2.jpg Monika Hearne, M.D.'s Avatar

    Monika Hearne, M.D.

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    5745
    With experience and compassion, I treat my patients like family.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jmcjrmd/2009-6-26_4212_Joepicture_Edited.jpg Dr. Charles's Avatar

    Dr. Charles

    OB/GYN (Doctor)

    Satisfied Customers:

    140
    Board Certified. Solo practice for 8 years; delivered more than 1300 infants and performed more than 800 surgeries.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    1503
    Board certified OB/GYN with 20 years of experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drprabirkumarda/2010-08-07_144928_Photo-0010_1.jpg DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS's Avatar

    DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS

    CONSULTANT GYNAECOLOGIST

    Satisfied Customers:

    1352
    MBBS(CAL)MD(G&O)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jbbrowndoc/2009-09-29_180651_headshot.jpg Dr.JBB's Avatar

    Dr.JBB

    Board Certified OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    1293
    15 yrs experience in Women's Health, Pelvic reconstruction and Incontinence
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RP/Rpjtlawr/2012-9-5_16443_Robportraitadjusted.64x64.jpg Dr. Lawrence's Avatar

    Dr. Lawrence

    OB/GYN

    Satisfied Customers:

    442
    Board Certified OB/GYN and accomplished educator