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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
37 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.
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
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.
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Last updated Jun 24, 2017

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