VeggieBoards banner

Deathly afraid of pelvic exam; want to start using BC

3396 Views 11 Replies 9 Participants Last post by  Naturebound
I'm 15 years old and have really bad period pains. I want to start to use birth control regulate and help with period pains. My mother has been pushing me to go to the gyno. I really really don't want to because i'm scared of being forced to have a pelvic exam. I am not sexually active and haven't had any problems down here. I have done a lot of research on if they can force you to have a pelvic. Some people say that they can't force you when others say they can, even to the point of sedation. A lot of people say is no big deal to have a pelvic exam. I'm just very very uncomfortable with the thought of it. :crying: Does anyone have any advice? Can they physically force me to have a pelvic? Do I really need one, if I'm NOT sexually active and never had problems down there and only using BC for period related things? Are pelvics really need at my age? Please help I'm really scared. I have never missed a period before either.
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
I agree with Tiger Lilly, it's more important to find a doctor you trust and have a comfortable relationship with than find someone in any particular specialty, at least as far as paps and birth control go. I had a hard time with pelvic exams because I am very narrow and small down there and I also had endometriosis for years which made it painful. Thankfully early on a doctor told me they have small speculums and I always asked for one of those. I had much better experiences with pelvic exams when I had my family doctor do them (who also knew my history very well) than when I had a gynecologist I didn't know well do one before I had a series of surgeries for my endometriosis. When I did see a male gyneocologist for a while for my condition, thankfully there was always a nurse present for those exams because they were a traumatic experience for me. My family practice doctor was always much gentler.
See less See more
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.