The gynecologist and the yearly exam should be one of the most important dates in a woman’s calendar. And while some women don’t mind at all, some really dread the visit. Whether it’s a past experience, or they simply prefer to have their pants on in front of strangers, they’re not always happy.
Either way, it’s a trip we must all take, as messy as it may sometimes become.
We have 11 stories below from real women and real gynecologist appointments. They’re make you laugh, they’ll make you cringe – you name it.
Regardless of how embarrassing these stories may be, it is important to know your body and stay comfortable with it. While feeling awkward during your appointment is natural, your doctor knows what comes along with their profession, and he or she is most likely are not at all phased by some of the very things that turn your cheeks bright red.
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“I had a guy walk in the room when my legs were in the stirrups getting an exam. He figured out I wasn’t his wife/girlfriend. Wrong room buddy.” —autumnx
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“During an exam, my gyno at the time told me ‘You have a beautiful cervix.’ I muttered a slightly unsure ‘thanks,’ and closed my eyes, feeling awkward for the rest of the exam.” —bayouekko
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“There was a tornado that touched down right in the middle of my exam. One minute I was stirrup-ed up, and the next minute my gyno is screaming at me to get dressed because we had to go into the basement of the medical center. I was stuck there for two hours with nothing to do except talk about my vagina to my gynecologist.” —cherrymaelstrom
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“I’ll never forget when mine congratulated me on being a virgin. Most awkward moment in my life. I had no idea how to respond.” —hawkgurl4life
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“During an exam, my gynecologist says ‘Oh you’ve got a hair in here, I’ll get rid of that for you.’ Uhh thanks?” —NurseKYB