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A 36-year-old female asked:

During annual well-woman check-ups, in the pelvic exam, does the doctor also examine for visual signs of vaginal and vulva cancers?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes ,this is done at every exam.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Should: An examination of genitalia should include inspection for any abnormalities, including cancer or pre-cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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