Until I had this female doctor, I had not had a pap, despite being sexually active for four years prior to and being on the pill. I kept avoiding the appointments and rebooking them.
It's the 6 month mark, and I've been booked for one on September 3. My doctor is going off on maternity leave, and there's a chance I could get the doctor that I've been avoiding having do them. He's an older man who I'm not 100% comfortable discussing my girly bits with.
I do have PCOS, and signs of endomitriosis (self-diagnosed, ha!)
Would it benefit me to make an appointment with a gyno? An endo? Does one usually need a referral for these appointments?
I'm really NOT comfortable with the man doing the pap and have relayed this to the doctors' office, however they said that it's not safe that I wait until the female doctor is back. I'm thinking of calling the morning of and asking who's doing it, and if he is, saying I'm 100% NOT comfortable, and rebooking. Safe or not safe, I need to be comfortable.