I have an upcoming gynecology appointment (annual). This gynecologist always keeps a nurse in the room during the exam. I am not comfortable with the nurse at this clinic (there’s only 1) and it makes the exam very physically uncomfortable for me as I tend to tense during the exam due to my nerves. Generally, I’m not comfortable with anyone else aside from me and the doctor in the exam room though.
I was curious if this is required or if it is possible to ask the doctor to not have the nurse present? I realize this is likely some sort of legal protection for himself. I don’t want to request the nurse be removed if there is some sort of high legal reason for all of this. Would it be asking too much to have the nurse removed during the exam? Does anyone here have knowledge or experience regarding this subject? Thank you all so much.