Women's Health Matters: Can You See a Gynecologist While on Your Period?
At Between, we understand the importance of accessible and compassionate healthcare for women, and we are committed to providing convenient and affordable options for your reproductive health needs. One question our partner clinicians often receive is whether they can see a gynecologist while they're on their period. Here's what you need to know.
The short answer is yes, you can have a gynecology appointment while on your period. It's not uncommon for women to have their menstrual cycle during a scheduled gynecological exam, and healthcare providers are trained to perform exams and procedures during this time.
However, there are some things to keep in mind if you are planning to see a gynecologist while on your period:
Bring necessary hygiene products
You may want to bring your own hygiene products, such as pads or tampons with you to your appointment. This is especially true if you have brand preferences.
Be prepared for extra discomfort
Some women may experience increased discomfort or cramping during a gynecological exam while on their period. It's important to communicate any discomfort you may be feeling with your healthcare provider, and they can adjust the exam if needed. In anticipation of increased discomfort, you can take painkillers 30-60 minutes before your appointment.
Some tests may not be accurate
In some cases, it may not be the best time to perform certain tests during your period. However, your healthcare provider will be able to advise you on the best time for these tests based on your individual situation.
All in all, the decision on seeing a gynecologist while on your period is up to you. And we’re here to support you in any decision you make. If you made it to the end of this read, and find yourself in need of a gynecology appointment, book here!
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Note: Any information shared in our blog is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider for any personal health concerns.