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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
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I : I am sorry you had such an unpleasant experience. Your doctor definitely could have handled the situation a little differently. Her saying "i have to ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
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Speculum: The speculum has to be opened a little more to spread apart the wall of the vagina so that the cervix can be seen.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
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Uncomfortable: Both the vaginal and rectal exams are uncomfortable, but should not be painful. You can request a smaller speculum. They come in different sizes. T ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
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Exam under anesthesi: In order to do an examination of the vagina, uterus, etc, your doctor would have had to stretch the hymen (if still intact) to allow visualization of ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Patterson
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If you are a virgin: U do not need a speculum exam unless you are having a problem, like an abnormal discharge, if u have period problems your gyn can do an abdominal ultr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Not to worry.: Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It ma ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Probably not, but...: It's unlikely the speculum exam caused this problem. I wouldn't say it's impossible, but I would want to know the reason for your pelvic exam a week a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
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Pain: it's probably round ligament pain and certainly you can try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen to see if it relieves it. However, i ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
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Speculum: The speculum size is usually chosen based upon patient age and birth status. It helps the physician with visualization to use the largest speculum th ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof
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Tipped cervix: You may have a tipped uterus one either up or down making it a little more difficult to find your cervix. It should not hurt that much though.

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