The Breast Exam Once the physical exam is finished, you’ll be asked to relax and the doctor will examine your breasts. See, we told you the exam wasn’t too much to be worried about.
This doesn’t take long and they are mainly looking for abnormal lumps. Now go treat yourself to a froyo or fancy coffee drink. Before you go, please make sure you ask your doctor any and all questions you have about your body.
If you have any questions about the best way to prevent STDs, please feel free to ask your doctor!
A pap smear doesn’t happen at each gynecological appointment, by the way.
If you’re a virgin and have never had sex, tell them. It’s also important to be upfront about other aspects of your vaginal health.
The doctor will feel around your breasts and also under your armpits. Yes, even if they seem weird or embarrassing to ask for you—we promise, the doctor has heard it before and can help.
If you have any questions about how to perform a breast exam on your own, which you should be doing on a monthly basis, then this is a great time to ask your doctor what you should be looking and feeling for! The last thing we want is for you to leave the office not feeling completely secure with what you know about your body.
They’re doing this to make sure that everything is in the right place down there—so don’t be intimidated.
If you’re sexually active, your doctor will most likely do a pap smear, which is when they take a long Q-tip and swab the inside of your vagina.