Can I see a gynaecologist? Watch
I had an abortion at 16 and according to this, it means I can see a gynaecologist under 25 but i'm not too sure (i'm 21 now) and I can't seem to find anything on it. I haven't had the shot for HPV either. I'm not too worried about having potentially cancerous cells as I know it's rare, but it would be nice to check if everything is in working order, especially since the abortion as i've had troubling periods that are incredibly painful - the one time I brought it up to my female doctor she called me a "silly little girl" and told me it was nothing to worry about (needless to say i've changed doctors) and so i've never really thought about mentioning it since but just carried on with it. Is it worth discussing with my current doctor? He's aware i've had the abortion, but he's never mentioned me seeing a gynaecologist.
i've had troubling periods that are incredibly painful - the one time I brought it up to my female doctor she called me a "silly little girl" and told me it was nothing to worry about (needless to say i've changed doctors)
With regards to your question, I suggest that you ask your GP if he would refer you to a gynaecologist. Since you've had an abortion, suffered changes in menstruation and cancerous cells have been found in your immediate family you certainly have a good case to make for seeing one. Nonetheless, the best thing you can do is ask.
Explain your worries to your GP, he'll either tell you you're low risk and explain why you DON'T need one - putting your mind at ease. Or he'll book you in for an appointment to have one. Both should be a positive result for you and ease your mind. Just book in and go to talk about it