So I wouldn't normally feel nervous about seeing my gp but I am going on Tuesday morning because I am worried about some skin tags/flaps I have noticed hanging down from inside my vagina hole.
I haven't been to see a doctor about this kind of thing before and I don't really know how to word things. This is going to sound so stupid but when she asks "what can I do for you?" Shall I say well firstly it's a gynological issue? If that's what it's called? Or should I just say straight out "I have noticed some fleshy skin tags growing inside my vagina hole and I want to get them checked out to make sure its nothing abnormal"? I just feel like that's quite graphic? Like is there something I can say just like a sentence to introduce so she knows it's going to be an issue like that, for example saying well firstly it's a....issue? ...being an appropriate word ie gynological.?
I dunno I just think so many people see doctors about things like skin rashes and stomach problems and I don't want her to feel shocked when I straight away say it's a vaginal issue. Or am I being paranoid? I don't know how often doctors deal with these kind of issues. Also I was thinking of getting tested for a bacterial infection at the same time because I am worried about that - I have a few symptoms. Should I mention that first and say, when she asks me what the problem is "I think I may have a vaginal infection" just to start off then when I have chatted about that for a bit then mention the skin tags?
Any help would be appreciated.
Ps. Is it ok do you think to discuss a potential infection at the same appointment as the skin flaps? I mean they are kind of related and she would need to do a pelvic exam for both anyway?