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A 17-year-old female asked:

Doctor want to start me on birth control and hormones because i haven't had my period. will a pelvic exam be done?

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Dr. Donald Collins
Dr. Donald Collinsanswered
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Not usually: Nowadays, we try not to do pelvic exams on patients who just have irregular periods. As long as you do not have a lot of pain or abnormally heavy periods, you will probably not need a pelvic exam until age 21. Good luck!

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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