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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can i relax during pelvic exam?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Obstetrics & Gynecology 35 years experience
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 through it. Keep breathing, otherwise you will tense up and make it more uncomfortable.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a pelvic exam?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genital(gentle)check: It is a gentle examination both with an instrument(specula) and digitally of the pelvic and surrounding structures conducted by a MD in his/her office to check for abnormalities. It often includes a pap smear to check to cervical cancer.

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