I took my daughter to the doctor in March because of abnormal persistent bleeding. He perscribed her birth control and salicylic acid, and by May it was under control and she began having regular periods. The doctor said that this is only a temporary fix to the problem and he was referring her to a gynecologist in order to figure out why this was happening. My daughter made a remark, "It better not be a GUYnocologist, I really don't want a guy poking around down there" in hopes that the doctor would refer her to a female gyno. We got a call from the office saying that her appointment is on Tuesday, and of course the doctor is male. There's nothing we can do about it and she knows it, but she is still uncomfortable and very nervous because we are both totally in the dark about what's going to happen.
If any of you have gone through this or even if there are any doctors in this group (which would be awesome!), what should she expect for her first appointment? Is there anything she should do before? How can I make her feel better about it?
EDIT: Just clarifying, my question is NOT what to expect from a male doctor, just what to expect at a first gynecologist appointment regarding abnormal bleeding.
on Jun. 24, 2013 at 1:29 AM