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A 24-year-old female asked:

How is a pelvic exam performed by a urologist? do they use a catheter?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Same as OB-gyn: A urologist will examine the pelvic organs in the same way as your OB-gyn does. A catheter is only used for obstruction which I assume you do not have. If you have blood in the urine, suspicion of a bladder stone or ureteral problems, the urologist might use a telescopic instrument called a cystoscope which is a painless examination in most cases. You will be informed of each step.

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Last updated Apr 3, 2017

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