I have no reason to believe that AP gave me any physical maladiesWe'd love to think so, but you never really know a person.
Is there a way to get a female doctor as opposed to a male? Maybe that'll help with the anxiety little?
I'm not a huge fan of exams. Never was. It's invasive, uncomfortable and in my case, painful. I've tried to trick my brain and say, "Well the doctor sees thousands of women a year. It's no big deal. It's the best for my health. Blah, blah, blah." But when I walk in a room and see those stupid stirrups, yeah, the brain tricking goes out the window. At that point, I just grit my teeth and cringe till it's over.
I can't comment on the STD testing as my As were emotional. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
At any rate, good luck at your doctor visit.