So my BFF asked me the following, and I couldn't give her an answer, despite being a 4th year medstudent (we haven't covered OBs&Gyn yet, don't judge me!!) I figured this would be the best place.
Anyway. We're both 21. From what she tells me, she has all the typical symptoms of your standard BV (offensive, fishy odour, lots of greenish discharge). She's never had sex/inserted anything down there except tampons.
Her question to me was, does she still require a smear test despite being 100% STI-free?
I told her the doctor/nurse won't force her to do anything she doesn't want to, but I'm pretty sure she would need a speculum exam in order to get an Abx prescription. She didn't take this well.
So. Is there a way for her to get treated without being examined?
Thank youuu! :)