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at what age should i receive my first pelvic exam?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
21: Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21.
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Pelvic exam: First pelvic exam should either come with first pap smear (21), or with any other reason (ie, wanting birth control, pills, or not having periods).

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Is it normal for my baby to have swollen genitals?

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Yes: Newborns often have swollen genitals from mom's hormones and sometimes related to the trauma of coming through the birth canal. Older babies should not have swollen genitals. Suddenly swollen genitals in combination with fussiness or definite pain should be considered a medical emergency.
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Is it safe for my husband to breathe near my vagina?

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Yes: It is safe your your husband to breathe near your vagina. You should avoid forcing air or breath into your vagina at any time, however. There has been a reported case of complications during pregnancy due to this although it is incredibly rare.
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How is pelvic inflammatory disease treated?

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Can I be re-infected with pelvic inflammatory disease?

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YES: Pid is a bacterial infection, due to a number of different microbiological organisms. Antibiotic cure does not confer immunity, and the original case may have damaged some of the barriers to infection, so re-infection is indeed possible.
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How far n does Monistat cream have to go into ones vagina?

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