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I know they have seen it all before, but its still , I know I'm being really silly because it could potentially be serious, must keep on repeating "don't be stupid, they have seen it all before, don't be stupid".
But phoned the Dr's and the only female Dr they had has left!
What do I do? The last time I saw a male Dr about a gynae prob, he couldn't find the cervix and after a few minutes he got very impatient and was quite rough and I landed up crying, bleeding and I must admit I was tramatised by he whole thing and the thought of a male dr examining me terrifies (sp?) me!
ask for a nurse to chaperone and then if he can't find your cervix and gets a bit lost! then she should be able to help, could he not use a speculum and then he only has to open up the speculum to see you cervix, seen loads in my training and never met a doctor who had a problem finding it using a speculum yet.
surely its easier to see with a speculum anyway i would have thought, they can't tell if something is wrong just by feeling?
re the haircut, don't worry about it, if your clean and don't smell like the docks then he won't even bat an eyelid, they see all shapes and styles. (sorry if tmi about the docks!!!)
It was with a speculum, even the nurse has real problems trying to find my cervix, the last time she did a smear for me she suggested that I see the GP to have them done but she was at least patient, more gentle and very appologetic when she hurt me and it took 30 mins to find it and do the smear. The only dr that seemed to have little trouble finding it was the only female Dr they had there.
maybe your cervix is very high up or something, as i said seen loads of internals done and if the doctor can't reach it with his hand then he will use a speculum and its normally able to be seen as clear as day!!! for some reason doctors seem to think that student midwives need to see as many cervix as they can!
Vickiyumyum, yes its very high up and my uterus is now laying on one side (after two preg, one being twins) so the cervix is 'on the side'IYKWIM and its very scared after previous treatment and babies etc
Thank you handlemecarefully and vickiyumyum for the gentle 'kick up the backside' and kind wishes that it all goes well this time.