What to Expect from a Gynecological Checkup

Doctors near Atlanta often treat patients who don’t know what to expect during a gynecologist checkup. If you haven’t been to the gynecologist in a while or are planning to make your first appointment, then watch this video to learn when you should see this type of doctor and what to expect at the medical center or clinic.

Anyone who is sexually active or over age 21 should see a gynecologist for a checkup annually. During your appointment, the doctor will examine your breasts for any abnormalities. To examine your cervix and perform a PAP smear, your gynecologist with insert a speculum into your vagina, use a cotton swab to clean your cervix, and then swab some cells for testing. Depending on your PAP smear results, you may be asked to return to the clinic for additional testing.