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CMTFlovesHAH
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I wanted to know when you go to the gynecologist do they prick your finger to draw blood or is it from your arm?
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Dude_who_writes
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It depends on what is being tested. Pricking your finger is generally just to check a blood-glucose level, which is used to determine whether or not your body is manufacturing the proper hormones to manage the sugars you eat.

If you're being tested for any other number of things, including STD/STIs, then they're more than likely going to draw blood from your arm in addition to the physical observation of your genital area and clutures they take from there.

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