When should I make my first appointment?
I’m not sexually active. Do I need to see a gynecologist yet?
Do I need to wait until I have symptoms before making an appointment?
Do I need to select a primary care provider (PCP) at MIT Medical before I make my appointment?
What happens during a gynecological appointment?
What questions will the clinician ask me?
What is a Pap test? Do I need one? If so, when and how often?
Can I have an exam while I have my period? If not, how long do I need to wait? What is the best time of the month for an exam?
How long after intercourse do I have to wait before my exam?
If you are just coming in for an annual exam and have no symptoms, you should avoid intercourse for several hours before your visit. However, if you are experiencing vaginal discharge or bleeding, you should refrain from sexual intercourse for 24 hours before your exam
When should I make an other-than-routine appointment? What symptoms should I worry about?
When should I see my primary care provider (PCP), and when should I see my gynecologist?
I want to get pregnant; when do I need to begin obstetric visits?
If you want to get pregnant, call the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at 617-253-1315 to schedule a “preconception visit.” This visit may include blood tests for genetic conditions, infections, or hormonal imbalances. The clinician will also discuss optimal timing of sexual intercourse and other topics related to getting pregnant and early pregnancy