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    First gyn visit

    When do you schedule that sort of thing? When you think they're sexually active? Going to college? Leave it to them?


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    If I had a dd, probably by the time they are 13ish.
    It doesn't even have to be a full exam at that point, but just an info and discussion about what's ahead...

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    Leave it to them.

    Though by that I mean see the GP. Here we don't just schedule an appointment with a specialist. Dd just kept on seeing the same GP who delivered her, right through when we moved when she was 17. She put herself on birth control at 18 when she had her first real boyfriend, so I'm assuming she saw someone new here. We talked about her options and whatnot, but she was in charge of her health.

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    My daughter was having nightmare periods, with a lot of pain, so we went last year. Turns out she had a large cyst on her ovary so she is now on the pill and no recurrence of cysts.

    If I thought she was sexually active I would have encouraged her to see a gyn no matter what her age. She was 15 when we went for the first time.

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    I would follow the GPs recommendation for adding those exams.

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    We are lucky, while our insurance may not be the easiest in the world to work with, we don't need referrals. I like being able to go to the doctor that fits the need. Then I make them contact K's pediatrician.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChicken View Post
    We are lucky, while our insurance may not be the easiest in the world to work with, we don't need referrals. I like being able to go to the doctor that fits the need. Then I make them contact K's pediatrician.
    Our GP handled dd's painful periods no problem. The only time in my life I've seen an OB/GYN was for the OB part in the hospital, when I needed a caesarean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nansel View Post
    Our GP handled dd's painful periods no problem. The only time in my life I've seen an OB/GYN was for the OB part in the hospital, when I needed a caesarean.
    That's funny. When we first addressed her painful periods during her physical her doctor said they won't prescribe the pill and that we would have to go to the Gyn. I thought that was silly, but didn't ask why. I should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheChicken View Post
    That's funny. When we first addressed her painful periods during her physical her doctor said they won't prescribe the pill and that we would have to go to the Gyn. I thought that was silly, but didn't ask why. I should have.
    One thing I love about here is learning about how things are done in different places. And the Canadian/UK/US health systems sure are different! I guess in the US it depends on your insurance company as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nansel View Post
    One thing I love about here is learning about how things are done in different places. And the Canadian/UK/US health systems sure are different! I guess in the US it depends on your insurance company as well.
    I guess so. It is so different. I can see any doctor I want- $25 for primary care physician, $50 for a specialist, but it took 3 insurance submissions and over 6 months to get them to pay a claim for bloodwork.

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