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what should i expect for a first pelvic exam?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 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 18 years experience
it depends on your age, sexual exposure/experience and the doctor....
Aug 14, 2013

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

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