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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually: It is the practice of most ob/gyns to do a pregnancy test as part of an annual exam.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Typical exam: There is typically a normal pelvic exam during the initial visit, with pap smear, cultures for infection, and a bimanual exam to evaluate the size of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, if timed: Correctly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: Believe it or not ultrasounds have not been shown to positively effect outcomes in pregnancy and some argue cause more unneeded concern. Good news is ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Some family doctors do this but not all. If your doctor specializes in women's health it is likely.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic exams: Get the pelvic. It doesn't hurt. Why risk cancer?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gentle exam: The doctor will examine the breast by looking at them then palpating (feeling) them in a systematic method. The pelvic exam is similar. The doctor fe ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Preg can be detected: By a blood test will be early positive 8 days post ovulation if u are indeed preg please see your gyn.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Gyn exam: When I do an annual GYN exam I exam the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Neck is examined. Heart and lungs are examined. abdomen and extremities a ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Speculum: A doctor uses a bivalve instrument, called a speculum, by inserting it gently into the vagina to unfold the vagina to get a look specifically at the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Yes, but...: A karyotype is an expensive test - about $2000 dollars depending on what lab it is sent. Check with your insurance to see if they require pre authori ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
If they do the test: They might notice inflammation or discharge, but unless the test is done (chlamydia naat), they couldn't no for sure that it was due to chlamydia.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience Urgent Care
Not till 21: The USPST recommends Pap test once every 3-5 year for women 21-65. They no longer recommend a yearly test. However, they also recommend women younger ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A pelvic exam is not going to cause or prevent a miscarriage from happening. There is no relationship between these two things. Pelvic exams are safe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A #: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It could be scar tissue from your C/S or Endometriosis. Further evaluation should be considered by your MD.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Girl or boy?: For girls, the secondary sexual characteristics change, the hips widen, the breasts develop, hair grows in an adult distribution, hormonal changes ini ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
26 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy?: I would suggest you report this to the doctor that did your exam. It is possible that he/she used latex gloves and this could be your first sign of a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Mostly no: Paps tell nothing about fertility; a grossly abnormal exam might identify a fertility issue but otherwise no.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Complete check up: You are examined from head to toe. It may or may not include a pelvic exam depending on who is performing.It. A complete medical history involves esta ... Read More
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