Ladies,you rarely ever hear of a doctor checking the pubic hair during a physical examination.I was just wondering if this is a routine part of your Physicals and if so what explanation does your doctor give you for checking it.
School doctor used to look I assume to determine stage of development.
at our clinic we check the pubic hair for lice and crabs we also did a study a few months back on the pubic hair history of our clients that we diagnosed with sexually transmitted skin diseases to see if pubic hair or lack there of had an effect on the transmission of herpes, or genital warts.
When I was a teen, it was part of the exam. Right before the genital check, she would run her ungloved fingers through my pubic hair.
Agree with earlier poster. They only did it when I was an adolescent. Now they may touch the hair but don't necessarily do it on purpose
I don't think I've ever had a doctor run his hands through my pubic hair, but I'm sure they visually inspect it during my genital exams. After all, it's only a foot or so from their face and I keep it untrimmed and bushy, so how could they miss it? ;D
Not really the hair itself, but the growth. At a puberty/Tanner test I unexpectedly became part of. The doctor took a close watch and compared my hair with a chart at his desk.
Nothing too extensive...but my doc does a quick check through when he does the genital exam.
yep. i'm a girl and during pediatric physicals, doctor would pull my underwear all the way down and check every hair. so embarrassing!
Usually part of a pediatric exam...adults rarely unless to check for pubic parasites...(ie lice)
I only had this kind of exams with my pediatrician, at the first stages of puberty. After that, no doctor has ever examined my pubic hair at all.
Whilst I'm lying down, my doctor presses his fingers through my pubic hair around my groin area, before examining my penis and testicles.
My female doc always does this,usually while I'm lying down.She also asks if I've had any itching down there,etc...
I had gyno problems when I was younger, and had so many exams and I got so fed up having to trim all the time, that I shaved it off. It was easier for me and hubby loved it. My daughter has followed suit.
While it is true that many people shave themselves bare, it is also true that many of us do not :) I sometimes think that our exposure to porn and online erotic pictures makes us believe that pubic hair is an endangered species in the adult female. I do think it is still widely worn. Its all good though :)
But back to topic...I have never had an exam where hair pattern or distribution was mentioned, I suspect the tanner's pattern thing, is for examinations in the teens. Perhaps one of the med profession readers can confirm that.
She would have an extremely difficult time because I have removed it all--LOLJackie
She would have an extremely difficult time because I have removed it all--LOL
yes like jackie well said this must be a difficult practice nowadays but it was in fact important for a female diagnosis to evaluate the hair quantity and distribution not only in the pubic area but in the entire body. Polycistic ovaries, for instance may be responsible for excessive androgens that may cause "excess of hair".
women should be examined completely naked for this at the beginnig of the gynecological exam, but... this was in the old days
Only one I heard of was during high school during the physicals. Where i'm from we used to have the occasional physical during the years in high school and almost always one before leaving high school, probably mostly for screening purposes.
This one time after physicals, the girls told us (yes my med fetish was strengthened by this!) that during the end of that check-up, the doctor pulled down the panties on some of them so that the unfortunate girl stood with the panties at her knees in front of a male doctor and the school nurse. The doc didnt do anything other than look and then they were allowed to pull their panties up and get dressed. This must have been quite a shock for the girls it happened to, as they werw all 16-17 years old at the time. I remember they were mad and embarrassed about it but we didnt know at the time why it happened.
We, or I, realised that the doc pulled the panties down on the girls with smallish breasts. Now I know that the most likely reason for that is to check tanner stage. I cant remember that the girls said the doc offered any explanations at the time though.
In our family, the odds of an ob/gyn checking pubic hair are very slim. Dear wife is bare as our three of our four adult daughters.
I guess it would be to determine if one has things such as pubic lice or crabs. Another would be to determine to determine for signs of menopause. Once a woman hits menopause the pubic hair starts to thin out. OR to determine sexual maturation in girls around the age of puberty.
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