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16 April 2012 @ 06:34 pm
Probably not a good idea to have your yearly checkup with your gyno when you have your cup in.....but I've been reading a few entries and some people have successful sex with the cup in and no issues.  I wonder if the gyno could work around the cup if s/he had to?  I'm not going to try it but I wonder if someone has?
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rainbowkiwirainbowkiwi on April 16th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
The gyno looks at your cervix and tissues to make sure everything is okay in there. The cup sits around the cervix, so it would not be able to be examined, or do a pap smear.
schmoomomschmoomom on April 16th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
You're not supposed to have your yearly when you're on your period. I was sent home and told to come back the following week one year.
fee_parisienne on April 16th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
The thing is, a gynecologist would not be able to see or swab the cervix with a cup in. I am pretty sure my doctor would insist on at least examining my cervix, even if I didn't plan to have a Pap smear that day.
fifimonsterfifimonster on April 17th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
I'd say no cup during or before the exam.

I had my cup in last time I went to the gyno (well, nurse midwife/womends health practitioner), it was my first every pap smear and my period starting a few days early for the special occasion). I took the cup out before the exam but she told me that, in general, she can do the pap smear if there is bleeding but having something in your vagina the day of (cup, tampon, sexy stuff) can affect the results of the pap smear. Luckily I didn't have any problems and the pap came back clear.
Sarcasticia Nitpickersontisiphone on April 17th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC)
No, not really - the gyno needs to be able to get to your cervix, which is covered by the cup. (Also, most prefer to not do a pelvic exam while you're on your period anyway, as it messes with the Pap smear and makes a mess.)
juliiie87juliiie87 on April 17th, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
The gyno isn't interested in your external organs, rather in your internal ones, so the cup would block everything of interest for them. Also the first question the doctors' secretary always asks before I make my appointment is wether I'll be on my period. They won't see me if I am.
melissa569melissa569 on April 17th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Agreed, the gyno really needs to be able to see EVERYTHING up there, and I too have been told we shouldn't do this on our cycle, because it makes it harder for them to see things.