I recently had a GYN exam which is the first one I’ve had since my procedure. I was somewhat nervous to go but I dilated for a half an hour right before going and I think that really helped reduce the discomfort and pain that I experienced.
I also asked the doctor to use the smallest tools they had, since what she had on the table were quite big. Overall, the appointment went far better than I expected, and it was much less painful than any past GYN visits that I’ve ever had.
So definitely dilating beforehand I would recommend to be helpful at reducing any discomfort that may be experienced.
I haven’t had this procedure yet but am a bit nosy 🙂 May I ask why pelvic exams are difficult after this procedure? I thought this procedure was meant to overcome vaginismus. Was it more of an emotional discomfort than physical? I just want to know what I can expect. How long has it been since you had your surgery? Thanks.