Certain factors can interfere in the diagnostic process and should be avoided before visiting the clinic: 
•    Please refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 24 hours prior to the visit.
•    Avoid using therapeutic ointments, suppositories and pills for at least 10 days prior to the visit. 
•    If possible, schedule the appointment for when the symptoms are stronger. 

If you are interested in an IUD:
•    Please bring to the appointment a recent ultrasound scan (from the past month). 
•    It is recommended to insert the IUD during the last days of the period when the cervix is more open. 
•    To avoid inserting an IUD during pregnancy, please perform a pregnancy test two weeks before the appointment and avoid intercourse until the appointment.