Hi Girls, Well I have been having severe sharp pains on my lower left hand side of my body. I went to a GP ( haven't found someone I liked) yet since moving to Quebec, hence just went to a walk in clinic. The doctor told me it was a gastro....I tried explaining it was more a reproductive issue and he dismissed my concerns. The pain got worse....and i started to bleed twice a month, not light bleeding but really heavy bleeding. I went back to the doctor and he ordered some blood work to be done and an ultra sound. I was pissed that he seemed to order these battery of tests just to shut me up rather than show actual genuine concern. I called my best friend up and asked her if she had a really really good gyno she could refer me to. She suggested the gyno she goes to since he was the only one who found pre cancerous cells after her failed attempts visiting 4 other gyno's. ( she also had severe pain in her abdomen) Just sheer coincidence when i called someone had cancelled and I was able to take the appointment the following day. I did have to go back to the GP in order to get a special referral medical note or else this gyno would not take me since he did not take new patients. So I went back to the GP and asked for a referral note and he was pissed. I told him if he could just appease me and do this for me since I wanted to rule out a gynecological issue rather than a gastro issues. He finally appeased me and gave me the note. The following day, I went to the gyno. He made me sit in his office and he listened to all of my symptoms. AND i mean he really listened. He then asked me to go into the other room, and asked me to drop my panties. I was pretty taken aback. Usually a nurse is present ( no nurse was present) and you uncloth privately. I am a very open person, and quite self assured so i took my panties off . Please bare in mind i had a skirt on, hence I was still fully clothed minus my panties. The gyno than asked me to get up on the stir ups with my skirt and heels. ( this was the most bizarre experience) but I felt really comfortable since I was fully clothed ( minus my panties being off) up on the stir ups. He did my pap smear in like 30 seconds, ( the best i have ever had) he did a full pelvic exam. He was extremely careful touching me. ( it was a medical touch, no funny stuff went on). He then asked me to put my panties back on and meet with him in his office. He ordered an immediate ultrasound of my lower abandon and told me he thought i had a very very large cyst that had burst on my ovaries. I went to the hospital had my ultrasound and it was indeed what i had, a very large cyst 3 cm ( at thtat time) that had burst. When i tell my gyno experience to my friends they were all shocked and horrified that i had to take my panties in front of him, etc etc, to be honest i felt comfortable ( i mean it was a bit odd and strange) but i find being up on the stir ups half naked with another woman present even worse. THis doctor made me feel comfortale, no funny stuff went on, I had little time to debate or to think that I was going to show him my vagina and hence felt pretty comfortable with the entire experience. My question to the ladies, on here have you experienced such a gyno exam where you had to drop your panties? I know it sounds a bit off and odd, but just curious I guess..