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Sexual Health

Breast Exam

The doctor will lightly press down over each breast to check for lumps or abnormalities. You should do a breast self-exam every month so ask your doctor to show you how. Afterward, your doctor will discuss your exam when the test results will come back, at your next appointment. This is a good time to ask any questions you may have forgotten or thought of in the meantime. Don't hesitate to call your doctor or healthcare professional if you remember any questions later.

And...that's it! The exam is finished. See, it wasn't so bad after all, was it?

Now that I’m on the Pill, how often should I see my doctor?

After you’ve had your initial examination (Pap, breast exam, and internal exam), you should revisit your doctor three months later, if not earlier. After this, you can see your doctor on a yearly basis (or sooner, if you have any concerns, of course).