Please call your doctor before your appointment and let them know what’s going on with you and ask them what options they can provide to help make this more comfortable for you. If you don’t get a call back, say that at the beginning of the appointment. If it feels difficult to say this to them, practice ahead of time with a friend, in the mirror, on a pretend phone call etc. It’s unfortunate that medical professionals aren’t always proactive in addressing pain or other issues, but you can advocate for yourself and get better care. Our thoughts and support are with you.