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hello..i scheduled my annual gyno exam during a week that i will have my withdrawl bleed. my withdrawl bleed usually starts on a monday and ends around thursday and my appointment is for friday of that that okay? or do i need to reschedule?
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Ideally, you want to try to schedule an exam when you will not have a period or withdrawal bleed.

So, if you can, it's best to reschedule. If it turns out you can't, you can't, but it'd be better if you did, because some tests, like pap smears, aren't as accurate when someone is menstruating or on their withdrawal bleed.

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