Gynecology Appointment During Your Period (Video)

Why there’s no need to cancel, reschedule

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If you have ever thought about canceling or rescheduling your GYN or Pap smear appointment because you’re on your period, think again.

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Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains why she strongly encourages patients not to cancel or reschedule their appointment. She cites that Pap smear screenings can still be preformed during menstruation and there are many other important things covered during the annual exam other than the pelvic examination.

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