Please comment on other people’s posts! People write and write on this site and I see no one replies! What’s the point…you want advice, you give advice, too!
Reposting my story:
Is this normal for a gyn to do? I have a very big fear of speculums because the speculum used during my first gyn exam collapsed inside my vagina and really hurt me.
Fast forward ten years later, at a new gyn. My new gyn thought my fear of speculums was due to the fact that I had been “raped”. He assumed this for two years, without asking me. When I finally told him why I was scared of speculums, and that it had nothing to do with sexual abuse or assault, he nearly cried tears of joy. He was so happy I had never been abused in that way. He told me he was so glad his assumption was wrong because he feels sad every time a patient of his reveals she was a victim of a sex crime. He is a very caring doctor.