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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Several things: Atrophic vaginitis, vaginal stenosis, vulvodynia, vestibulitis, vaginismus, sexual trauma, physical abuse, lack of lubrication...

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Discomfort: Introducing a speculum to a tight vagina can be very uncomfortable and inflamation of tissues could cause some mild symtpoms afterwards.
Dr. Roger Duvivier
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try anesthetic gel: Pelvic exams should no longer cause "extreme pain".(period). If there is a clear necessity or a strong clinical indication for your "pelvic exam wit ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely not PID: Typically PID causes a lot of pain during the exam with movement of the cervix. Also causes fever, flu-like symptoms, vaginal discharge. Confirm that ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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You're in charge: First and foremost, know that you are in charge. You need to voice your concerns and fears with your MD. He or she should then be able to talk you thr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A lot: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Its quick: You and your doctor will chat about why you are there. If an exam is needed, a small speculum is inserted into the vagina. Swabs of the cervix and ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
27 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Fluid: Usual nothing. Small amounts of fluid in the abdomen (peritoneal cavity) are normal. It also can be from a ruptured physiologic cyst.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Yes: With rare exceptions, i recommend a rectal exam with the pelvic exam. It allows the doctor to feel behind the uterus making it easier to detect ovari ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic exams: Get the pelvic. It doesn't hurt. Why risk cancer?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Deep breathing: First off - let the medical provider know that you are uncomfortable. Second, breath in deeply through the nose, fill the lungs and hold for a count ... Read More

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