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Preparing for Your Well Woman Exam

A well woman exam typically includes a pelvic exam, which can be an unnerving experience (especially when it is your first exam). However, preparing for the exam and understanding the health reasons behind the exam may lessen your anxiety. Important: to ensure accurate results, women who are scheduled for a well woman exam should not place anything in their vagina for at least 48 hours prior to the examination. This includes abstaining from any sexual intercourse, tampon use, application of creams, douching, etc.

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