One wants to feel confident and comfortable when visiting a specialist such as a gynecologist
As much as women are too scrupulous about their hygiene prior to an appointment, excessive thoroughness may adversely affect the examination and smear test results.
This is because during the exam the doctor pays attention to the nature, color, odor and amount of vaginal discharge among other things. Therefore changes in parameters may indicate chances of having a disease.
However, this does not mean that you give up personal hygiene at all.
So, prior to an appointment, it is recommended that you wash your vagina with warm water but without using antibacterial soap since such products also affect the vaginal pH and can distort the results.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com