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If you suspect a sexually transmitted disease your doctor will ask about your symptoms, your risk factors, partners and sexual practices. They may ask about other medical problems, previous treatment, allergies and social history as well. If you are a man with impotence your doctor will ask about the specific problem in detail. Other medical problems may well be relevant and are usually discussed. Medications can be relevant to impotence as well. Similarly if you are a woman with sexual problems your doctor will ask about the problem, its development and how it affects your life. Past medical problems, medications and obstetric and gynaecological history are also important. If you are seeing the specialist about a family planning issue and contraception issue the history will focus on that.
It is likely your doctor will perform a brief general examination followed by a more detailed genital examination. In a woman an internal vaginal examination including examination with a speculum is usually performed unless there are contraindications.
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