And how many by the gynecologist, and how many by the family doctor.
ONE or less per year is typical unless the woman has a history of a problem.
Only one by my ob/gyn
I had my first proper one this year aged 37 . We don't get them here unless there is an issue requiring one .
Every time I go to the gyn, which is twice a year because of other issues, but for most women, it's less than that.
My GP never does it.
Once a year during my annual exam at the gynecologist. I also get a breast exam when I have a checkup with my family practice doctor.
My recent ex only got them at the gyno once a year. Other women I've talked to before said the same.
My girlfriend only gets 1 breast exam a year when she goes for her yearly checkup at her gynecologist office.
My X got 2, one at the gyn and one at the PCP - unless there was a problem. One year, we had a scare, so there was more. Turned out to be normal, cystic aging.
My wife get two breast exams each year, one by her obgyn and the other from her primary care physician.
I get a breast exam at both my checkup and my gyn exam, so two a year.
I have one a year and it is done at the breast clinic and always by a female.
Nobody is counting the self exams which are supposed to be done monthly.
Then there are the exams by husband, boyfriend or female partner.
The only time I've gotten more than one breast exam in a year was when I was sent to see a Breast Surgeon about my fibroadenoma.
He wanted to remove it. It didn't seem to be growing and I didn't want any unnecessary surgeries.
The only time I've had more than 1 a year has been if I had a breast cyst, and it was confined just to the area of the cyst.
One from my gynecologist. Zero from my regular doctor.
I kind of want to know how many pregnant women get now.
One from my gynecologist. Zero from my regular doctor.I kind of want to know how many pregnant women get now.
If its in the UK, likely zero based on my other half's experience. Nurses and midwives saw her breasts when they were helping with feeding but never formally examined them.
I have two a year. One at my family doctor and one at my gynecologist.
0 by anyone, including myself. Which reminds me, I got a letter informing me of a mammogram appt my dr set up without informing me. I have to call and cancel. I had one before Covid-19 hit so no more.
I have a breast exam from my gynecologist every year. Our family physician only examined my breasts once when we were new patients. After I told him I gynecologist does the exam every year a no longer gave me a breast exam. However, our family physician is the one who schedules my mammogram.
0 by anyone, including myself. Which reminds me, I got a letter informing me of a mammogram appt my dr set up w/o informing me. I have to call and cancel. I had one before Covid hit so no more.
Do not neglect regular screening by mammography.
You say you did one before the Covid-19 so maybe more than 2 years ago.
In France, the health insurance system offers one free of charge every two years from age 40 to age 74.
As for the examination of the chest, I think that is part of the role of the gynecologist who must know how to carry out the examination and the palpation perfectly. If you see your gynecologist every year, your general practitioner should not intervene on this subject. A complete annual examination is sufficient.
Do not neglect your own monitoring, by self-palpation yourself or by your spouse. This should be done right after menstruation as the breasts are then more supple and relaxed.
Before the menopause, if your breasts are very dense, your gynecologist can complete his examination with an ultrasound (for which your general practitioner does not have, a priori, neither the competence nor the equipment)
@Franklin58200 I don't do exams. The last one was over 20 years ago by my GP and never again. It hurt. I'm supposed to have a uterine biopsy and I won't. BTW, I am well past menopause. We don't see gynes here unless there is a problem. They don't do routine exams. I honestly don't care if I have the big C.
Just one at my regular medical. The gyno only looks in my knickers, the lady doing the regular medical looks in my bra and knickers.
Our doctor only examined my fiancés breasts once at her new patient physical. She hasn’t had an exam in four years. I’m close to convincing her that we need to change our provider.
My gynecologist examines my breasts every time, so twice a year. My normal family doctor does not do a breast exam.
My doctor does that on every gyn checkup so every 6 months
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