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Physical exam during pregnancy

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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 27-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
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Monitor cervix: Pelvic exams during pregnancy are performed to rule out infections that might effect the pregnancy and determine if the cervix is dilated. These exams... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maggie Carpenter
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
Family Medicine 46 years experience
No: Normally if you are pregnant we do not want to see any bleeding until delivery.
A member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
It is safe: An exam will not cause a miscarriage. It may occasionally trigger some bleeding from the cervix, especially if a pap smear is sent.
A female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
It could be vaginal : Dryness,too forceful entry during intercourse or some small lesion at or near the cervix which is friable Since you have had an exam , it's probably... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: It is safe to do this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Musinski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Chiropractic : Chiropractic care is safe and often effective for various pains during pregnancy. If you have found one that works with pregnant women, hang on to him... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk with your Dr.: Most women are able to be physically active during pregnancy (which is a good thing). However if you have a specific complication or condition which w... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Unknown: there is no agreed-upon definition for physically active during pregnancy comma though half an hour of light exercise per day is completely safe durin... Read More

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