gynecologist tests

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How to Relax When You’re Getting a Pap Smear

Gynecological exams aren’t enjoyable, but they’re less painful if you know how to relax during a pap smear. Here are 5 tips for relaxing when you’re at the gynecologist. “Women should start seeing their gynecologist at least once every year when they turn 18 years old, or when they start being sexually active,” write the folks at for College Women, […]

Having Trouble Conceiving? Basic Fertility Tests of an Infertility Workup

If you’re having trouble conceiving a baby, it might be time to think about fertility tests or an infertility workup. Here’s a brief description of six basic types of fertility tests, given by a doctor or fertility specialist. “An infertility workup tests all the links in the chain of events from ovulation to an established pregnancy in an orderly way,” […]

Clomid Challenge Test – A Fertility Test for Women

A clomid challenge test is a fertility test for women, which my infertility doctor asked me to do. Clomid is the brand name, and clomiphene citrate is the generic name. This fertility test assesses a woman’s ovarian “reserve” and functioning. Here are the basics of a clomid challenge test — which is a relatively simple test for infertility. “There’s no point in wasting […]