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A 46-year-old member asked:

What can i expect when going in for a pelvic exam?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Pelvic Exam: You should expect an examination of your pelvic area, vaginal exam, pap smear and other tests as needed.
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
it depends on your age, sexual exposure/experience and the doctor....
Aug 14, 2013
A 18-year-old female asked:

I am about to have my first pelvic exam and I am very nervous what can I expect? What will they be doing

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam will consist of both an external (feeling outside the genitals) and an internal (feeling inside the vagina) exam. The internal exam will be with both the doctors fingers and a speculum (an instrument to better visualize your cervix). Your doctor should be able to tell you what he or she is doing with each step of the exam. Try to relax throughout the exam.

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