Hi ladies. Today’s question is about gynecological exams. I, like several of you, had bad experiences with ob/gyn exams and tests pre-procedure. I would usually get very anxious, my legs would clamp shut, and I would leave the appointment in tears. Post-procedure, everything is different now (thank God). While I don’t need to anymore, I actually dilate for a while before the exam with either blue or pink and it has worked well every time. This is still a surreal experience to be able to now have a successful exam when it was entirely impossible in the past. Ladies, what have been your experiences post-procedure with gynecological exams? Are there any tips that you can give to someone going to their first ever exam following the procedure (i.e. dilating, deep-breathing exercises, etc.)?