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Hi! i am wondering is it safe to have a pelvic exam during pregnancy? a lot of docotor say that it can cause a miscarriage.

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Dr. Frederick Friedman answered

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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.

Answered 6/12/2016

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Dr. John Geisler answered

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology

Pregnancy : A pelvic exam is a routine part of many of your OB visits. In fact, a pelvic exam and pap smear will be done at one of your first visits.

Answered 6/24/2017

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