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Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.
Well there is nothing to be scared about - honestly
We as ob/gyn's are NORMAL people
we have kids
we have spouses
we are normal people
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
the word doctor means Teacher - so we are there to help you
I'm scared of the doctor touching me
and a pelvic exam - honestly - this is nothing worrisome.
We as ob/gyn's do 20 plus exams per day
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
this will help you to relax so it is not painful
the exam should not be painful -
ok, I'll try that........
it is more anxiety than pain that you are feeling
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.
you should be absolutely fine.
I assume you never had children - usually women who have had children do not concern themselves with annual exams.
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
I'm suppose to be paralyzed in this area and numb..................spina bifida
I exam women all the time with Multiple disabilities - and just using one of those medications I suggested really helps
I have taken care of many women with spina bifida
ok, I'll try that
Just try Ativan, Lorazepam, or Xanax - one pill one hour prior to the exam and you should be fine
and, no, I have not had children
that whole concept is too overwhelming to consider
I understand - but we as ob/gyn's do this every day
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 -
I wish you well
and think about the medications I suggested
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it's over and I'm glad..............was very scary and painful........
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.
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?
I'm just gritting my teeth and baring it so far.............I've got tylenol and advil for sure
um......................................I think.................I'm not use to feeling anything in that area, so I'm not sure where the pain is coming from
do I have to apply vagisil or take it?
oh.................it won't hurt to apply it, will it?