How old and how developed were you? Male or female doctor? Did the doctor examine your breasts or just listen to your chest? How did you feel about the doctor seeing your exposed breasts?
I was 16. I'm now 19 and went to the doctor today. Breast exam and very thorough belly exam to feel my uterus. Underwear left on. Disappointed :(
I was 12 the first time I had to remove my bra at the doctor. My breasts were starting to develop, but still not much there. The doctor, a female, looked at my chest, just a visual check of my development I guess and she also stethed me with my chest bare. At 13 I got my first breast exam, the doctor palpating my now more developed breasts, but was still probably just an A cup then. The breast exams I got from her at 13 and 14 were brief in comparison to the exams I received later at the gynecologist and since, although at the time I thought it was very thorough as I had no point of comparison. And yes I did find it embarrassing those first few times.
I was in my teens when I had my first breast exam.. I was shy and a little embarrassed when the doctor began the exam. I developed early and this was all new to me... I think that was the start of my breast fetish and liking them touched and played with.
My first time was when I was 12 and all he did was listen to my heart & lungs. I was with my bro's at the time and it felt strange taking my bra off in front of a male.
I was 12 or 13 when I first took off my bra for the doctor.
He listened to my chest but didn't feel my breasts which were not very big at that time.
I was examined topless at an earlier age, before I started wearing a bra.
Can anyone tell if doctors are doing this examination at a younger age now than in the past?
I did not have a breast exam until my first gyn exam at age 20. Despite having developed early, at age 10 or so, my pediatrician never had me take off my bra. When I get a breast exam now- and a bad one at that - the dr exposes as little as possible. My first gyn would have the gown open to the back and would pull it down to my hips leaving my naked to the waist. He would then listen to my heart, which my current dr never does, and do a breast exam. At the time it was very embarrassing.
In my 33 years as a middle school teacher, there were two hard and fast rules that I learned at an early stage that college didn't teach me. The first was that when a middle school girls asks to go to the restroom, always let her go. If you mistakenly ask them why they need to go they might very well tell you. The second rule is that many mothers are more than ready to tell a teacher about the level of exams that their adolescent children have endured.I always made it a point to jot down these conversations because they were very interesting.
One of the other things that you could count on was that both girls and boys would write very descriptive notes about their exams. If they knew I found the note that was left behind by a friend, they would have wished for a paper shredder.
I will share one short note from a girl long ago. I have hundreds of these notes(I should probably write a book) that I have picked up off the floor. I have corrected the spelling and sentence structure and changed the wording so it is acceptable.
"Oh Gawd! I had to go to the doc yesterday." "He made me take off my bra and he felt my BOOBS!" "Then he taught me how to check them." "Then I had to take my underpants off and he looked a my vag and my back hole." "I was naked for like five minutes." "After I got dressed, he showed me the metal thing he will use next time to look inside." GROSS!
I didn't know who wrote the note but she would have been thirteen or fourteen at the time.
That was then, now annual breast examination is not recommended until age 20. Pap smears at age 21. Breast and cervical cancer is rare in young women. Care is provided according to risk assessment based on a comprehensive history and physical examination. Most women become sexually active during their teens and only have visual breast and external pelvic exams unless there is indication for further evaluation.
I was 12. I do not remember what my bra size was then, but there was enough there to be seen.
Female doctor, age 13 or 14 at the time, was not really expecting it and was embarrassed.
I was 16 when this happened. The physical was necessary before starting work. So I made an appointment with my GP. I was really scared, because I didn´t know what to expect there. First the doctor asked some questions on my health. Then I had to remove my clothes but could keep my underwear on so he could check my eyes, ears, throat while sitting on the exam table. After that, he asked me to take off my bra so he could listen to my heart. I was very embarrassed because it was the first time a man saw my breasts since they began to develop. He only listend with the stethoscope to my heart and did no breast exam. But I think he do let me take off my bra to check my development also visually. At the end of the exam I had to lay on my back so he could listen to my heart an palpate my abdomen while I was laid on the exam table. After that, I thougt he was done but suddenly without warning he grab the waistband of my briefs an took them a little bit down, so he could check also my development down there. I was very shocked at this moment but I wasn´t able to say anything. Afterwards I could dress again.
I was about 14. I was still going to my Pediatrician and I was there because I was sick. Was not expecting him to lift my shirt, he wasn't expecting to see me in a bra with small boobs. He said "Oh, My, what do we have here" So embarressed.
The first time I took my bra off was when I was 12. My first breast exam was 14. At 12 and 13, the doctor just listened to my lungs and heart while I was topless.
I remember when I was getting my physical when I was 12 or so, I had to take my bra off and put on a gown. The doc had me do a test where you put your arms out straight in front of you and close your eyes while he stood in front of you (I think it is a neuro test?) but I was so embarrassed because the gowns had very large arm holes, so he could fully see my breasts in this position. I thought a lot about it later and was convinced that he had done so to evaluate how I was developing, although now I think it was probably unrelated...
I was 16. I had gone to the doctor with a severe cough, possible bronchitis. The nurse told me to remove my shirt & bra & gave me a gown. When the doctor came in to listen to my lungs. He lowered the gown & told me not to be embarrassed so of course I was. He stethed under my left breast & it felt very erotic having the paper gown lowered & brushing across my breast & to know he was looking at my hardened nipples. I was probably a size B at that time & very petite.
LOL Ladydocisin.. anxious to hear her answers.. especially about driving...
So let me get this straight, at age 10 or 11, you were examined without a parent or chaperone in the room? You gave your own medical history at that age? There was no parent or adult with you? Did you drive yourself to the appointment as well?
I was about 10 or 11 when I had my first breast exam. I went to the doctor to have my first physical and I did not know what to expect. When the nurse called me in we first did the height and weight. Then the nurse took my bp. After all that was done the nurse said to take off all your clothes except your underwear and that is what I did,they gave me a paper gown to put on and said the opening went in the front. The doctor then came in and did the history and stuff then she went right to the exam. Starting from head to toe. When she got to my breasts I took one arm out from the paper gown and she had me put it above my head and she palpated that breast. She did the same to the other breast. I think when I was having the physical she had me take the top off and took a look and examined them that way also. The first time I was lying down and the second time I was sitting up
I was 16. Was actually at doc for bronchitis but he felt around my breasts. I was embarrassed, but later started loving it. When I go to the doc for anything now I pray he asks me to remove my shirt & put a gown on.
Developed at age 11.....never had my breasts examined live in UK and this is not standard. Was a B cup...must say i am now somewhat bigger :D
Think 14 small training bra
I'm shocked to know how many girls here had never had a breast exam!!!! My God, I've never heard this....for me, it's doctor's duty to take a look and, most important, teach the woman how to do a self examination, in order to prevent breast cancer....( or to have it diagnosed early)...All my patients have one, since they have their breasts developed, at any age!
At least when you're there for your gyn exam,which means gyno cancer prevention - it's part of it to do a breast examination....at least in my country....
By the way, I had my first when I went to my first Gyno, at 19....And no embarassment, as I knew what to expect from my female doctor.
Hmm let me see. I started wearing a bra around 13 so was about then. I can remember feeling like extra shame when I had to do that once you started to wear a bra. It felt more embarassing probably because they were growing. I dont remember getting long breast exams then though but definitely once i was 15 i remember getting breast exams topless during physicals.
im 22 and never had a real breast exam yet :'(
I was about 14, and not too developed. It was very embarrasing, but now I love breast exams.
my first breast exam was when i was 12 or 13 and it was at my physical. It was the first physical i had without my mom in the room and the dr (male) insisted that we discuss self exams and what not.. it was very embarrassing
I am not sure if I have ever had to take off my bra for the doctor.
But my breasts were examined first time when I was 18 and it was my first gyn exam.
Doctor (male) asked me to unhook my bra and he examined my breasts inside my shirt.
I was 16 also, it was my first Gyn exam and I had been expecting it. The doctor did a sort of teaching breast exam as they often do.
Actually I was expecting at time (only 2 months), but didnt find out till he done the urine preg. test!
&& i had no idea what to xpect. It was my 1st GYN/OB exam and was going b/c I missed 2 periods....I didnt really think he would touch my boobs b/c I didnt think they had much to do with my period.
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