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A 19-year-old female asked:

I'm 13 weeks pregnant and had a pelvic exam, do they cause miscarriage? are they safe?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No and Yes: No, they do not cause miscarriage. Yes, they are safe. Normal, healthy pregnant women have sex during pregnancy without causing problems (so briefly moving the cervix and uterus during a pelvic exam is fine to do).
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