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Should I reschedule my gynecology appointment if I am on my period?

· Annual exam, Womens Health · No Comments

Wondering if you can still come to your gynecology appointment when you’re on your period?

Most of the time, yes. If it’s for your annual exam, sometimes the Pap Smear Test can be inconclusive if you’re bleeding heavily, but if it’s one of the lighter days of your period, you should be fine. We have patients apologize all the time for needing to be examined when they’re on their period. Let us assure you, your bleeding will never shock or bother your gynecologist. We deal with bleeding all day, so please don’t feel embarrassed. If you think you might have a vaginal infection, it can be difficult for us to see anything when you’re bleeding, so that may be worth rescheduling your visit until your period is done.


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