(416) 484-8383
Patient Intake Form

How to improve your exam experience

People often ask me what can be done to make the experience of a necessary gynecological exam more comfortable. While it is common knowledge that gynecological exams and/or procedures can be uncomfortable or sometimes painful depending on a patient’s level of tolerance, there are certain things that can help ease the experience.


  • Before the exam, communicate any concerns or anxieties you may have to your gynecologist. This will help your doctor understand your needs and make adjustments to address them appropriately.
  • Schedule your appointment at a time when you are least likely to be stressed, such as mid-cycle or after your menstrual period.
  • If you feel more comfortable with a support person present, bring a friend or family member to the appointment.
  • Use relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, or other relaxation techniques before and during the exam to help calm your nerves.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask any questions you may have before, during, or after the exam. Understanding what is happening can help reduce anxiety.
  • If you feel uncomfortable during the exam, ask for a break. Your gynecologist will be happy to accommodate you.
  • Remember, your gynecologist is there to help you, and wants to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Don’t hesitate to speak up if you have any concerns or discomfort.

For Labiaplasty please book a consultation at which time you can view before and after photos

(416) 484-8383