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Self Abdomen Exam To Check For Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
What do they test for during an obgyn pelvic exam? Pap smear and then they swab for something? Do they check for non-std infections?
Some: The pap smear with ancillary testing is quite useful, not only in evaluating for cancerous and precancerous lesions, but there are also a variety of infections (both sexually and non-sexually transmitted) that can be identified in the pap smear (hpv, trich, herpes, bacterial vaginosis, candida, gonorrhea and chlamydia). However, not all infections can be seen in a pap smear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more
If I'm only 17 and go to the gynaecologist for possible cysts/absent periods will they do any exams besides for an ultrasound?
You want a good exam: In order for you to find out what's going on, you want to get a good exam (that's why you go to the doctor). Hopefully, the doctor will check all the external "girl parts" to make sure all such parts are properly developed. Whether or not an internal vaginal exam is done will depend on one's individual symptoms (different girls have different symptoms). Be brave. Blood tests might be ordered. ...Read more
I would for someone to review my ultrasound imaging, to see if you see an ectopic pregnancy. (Ectopic confirmed 2 days post US)?
Request Review: Ultrasounds are a dynamic test, not just a static test. The technician learns a lot about what's going on with the various movements of the ultrasound probe. Many of the readings may be passed on to the physician radiologist for the final reading. It may be worth having another doctor read the films/pictures, but more than likely, you should consider a different site for a repeat ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I see urologist to check for vaginal prolapse? Do they look inside the vagina? Abdominal pain, will check for uti. Fullness in vag/protruding
Vaginal/Abdominal sx: 25 year old lady with abdominal pain, fullness protruding vagina. In this situation I would present to the emergency department at a hospital where both OB/GYN and Urology consultants are available. Ectopic pregnancy and other conditions need to be evaluated first, and your vital signs and hemodynamic stability and your earlier complaint of severe pain.Full history and exam needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Week late, all home pregnancy tests neg. Thoughts? Have a gyn exam in 3 days. Is their test more sensitive? Harmful to get a gyn exam if false neg?
Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Can an ob detect pregnancy at anual exam 8 dpo? Will exam be different if too early for hpt results?
Lying: It used to be suggested that they be done while in the shower with soap on your fingers to make it easier to feel things. But, in the past year, the new recommendations are to do the exam when lying down to get flattening of the breast tissue against the ribs. Use the fat part of the fingers and push the tissue against the rib cage. ...Read more
There is a good: possibility that the doctor may examine you to try to determine the reason for the cramps. ...Read more
Can i get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam
Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing.The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more
Can the obgyn suspect if pregnancy while doing a internal pelvic exam? Also can he/she see the chadwick's sign if present? Period came on sept 26.
Sometimes: If you had a normal period on 9/26/12 then you are most likely not pregnant. Chadwick's sign, a blueish discoloration of the cervix can be seen around 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. Most ob's have urine pregnancy tests readily available in the office which are easy to check if there is any question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer