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A 22-year-old member asked:

A pelvic exam is recommended for females, what about for males?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Good question: Men do not much pelvic content as their organs of reproduction are external. The prostate gland, which only males have, is behind the lining of the pelvis, and can and should be examined rectally in men.
Dr. Robert Wilson
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
Male genital exams: Because most female reproductive organs are on the inside (excluding breasts) a pelvic exam is used to see and feel the female organs. Because male organs are mostly on the outside his testes and penis can be examined from the outside. The prostate requires a rectal exam.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What happens during a female pelvic exam?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Erinn Huffman
Obstetrics & Gynecology 12 years experience
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 no problems. That is done with a speculum. The uterus and ovaries are then palpated to evaluate for any large masses. The entire exam is usually less than 5 min.
Last updated Apr 17, 2018


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