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San Jose, CA
A 50-year-old female asked:

When i took my pelvic exam it hurted my pelvic?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable exam both physically and sometimes mentally for some patients. It should not cause pain. If it did you should take to the health care provider who did the exam to make sure that they know. They need to look for the reason.
Dr. Duncan Turner
53 years experience
This may be normal.: Pelvic exams can be uncomfortable if you are short of estrogen in menopause. If that's the reason it's quite easily resolved. It's important to know whether the pain is vaginal or deep in the pelvis. You should ask your doctor.

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San Jose, CA
A 50-year-old female asked:

Why does my pelvic exam hurted ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 28 years experience
Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable exam both physically and sometimes mentally for some patients. It should not cause pain. If it did you should take to the health care provider who did the exam to make sure that they know so they can look for the reason.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Will a pelvic exam hurt if i'm a virgin?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Not usually: The first pelvic exam is usually more scary than painful. If you have used a tampon, it should feel no more painful than that. If not, it may be a strange sensation to have any touching in that area, but concentrating on letting your muscles go loose and letting your legs fall apart is helpful. Your doctor will help explain what to expect to avoid any surprises.
Last updated Sep 17, 2017

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