How you prepare

You don't need to do anything special to prepare for a pelvic exam. For your own comfort, you might want to schedule your pelvic exam on a day when you don't have your period. Also, you might be more comfortable if you empty your bladder before the exam.

If you have questions about the exam or its possible results, consider writing down your questions and taking them with you to the appointment so that you don't forget to ask them.