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Bleeding After Pelvic Examination
Had a pelvic examination and it hurt, two days later I'm bleeding a lot and it's not getting better. Have pain?
Contact exam MD: You need to contact the MD who did the exam and have him/her provide an answer to this question as most pelvic exams do not produce continuing vaginal bleeding and pain. ...Read more
I had a pelvic examination yesterday and today I have moderate cramping in my groin area right side 5/10....and I am bleeding like I am on my period?
Either one: If your GP does gyn exams, that's a great starting point since you already know that person, and have a trusting relationship hopefully. If problems are found that require specialist referral you can then be referred to one your doc trusts and respects. Seeing a new doctor for an exam that is so intimate is always disconcerting, so having a doc you know and like 1st takes some of the dread away. ...Read more
Not Likely: Most women have some difficulty having an orgasm under ideal circumstances. A routine pelvic exam is not intended to be arousing. It is possible for some women to become aroused by the combination of being undressed and in a submissive vulnerable position, but an orgasm would be very unlikely. If you are attracted to your doctor to the point of arousal, it may be better for you to change doctors. ...Read more
Pelvic exam: Pelvic exam can be (either or both): 1) a speculum exam, which is to see the inside of the vagina and the cervix, looking for abnormlaities, and 2) a bimanual exam with one hand in the vagina and the other applying pressure from above. This checks not only size and position of the pelvic organs, but checks rough/smooth, fixed/mobile, painful or not. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on if she has had an exam recently, or her age and history of sexual activity. The doctor will determine if it is needed or not. ...Read more
By my symptoms I have cervicitis, but smear swab test was normal. Maybe I need pap test or pelvic examination to see what I have?
Would B a goog idea: Even at ur age u should have a good gyn work up including pelvic & pap. Some r hesitant & embarrassed but don't b. If gender makes a difference, there are many male & female gyn every where. ...Read more
On pelvic examination, I had a retroplaced uterus and my doctor said I had endometriosis. How common is this?
A retroplaced uterus: Is not uncommon, like being left handed. It is possible that on exam your physician felt nodules on the ligaments that support your uterus that could be endometriotic implants. A history of painful periods that resolved while on birth control pills may have also led your doctor to believe this. A retroplaced uterus doesn't = endometriosis though some with endo might have a retoplaced uterus. ...Read more
Had a pelvic examination and was told I had a bulky womb and have been sent for ultrasound. What does this mean?
Pelvic Ultrasound: "Bulky" probably just means "enlarged". Pelvic ultrasound is used to evaluate uterine growth. Assuming you aren't pregnant, you could have fibroids, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts (which can be confused with uterine enlargement depending on their location). Ultrasound is an easy test to have done, there is no radiation, and it is minimally uncomfortable. Also, you can expect a probe in the vagina. ...Read more
Will fertility treatments work for a 25 year old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?
Annovulation: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, you may not be ovulating. This may make it more challenging to conceive. You should see your gynecologist and he may want to regulate your cycles and or start you on Clomid (clomiphene) to help you to ovulate and get pregnant. Finally, make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more
Smear and pelvic examination where the doctor felt 3 nodules. Diagnosed with polycystic ovaries many years ago. Could this be related?
My doctor takes my pelvic examination during mensis iis it a right practice becoz I m ttc and using Clomid (clomiphene) on 3 day of period?
OK: If done in usual sterile mannerGet a more detailed answer ›
Need to rule out STD: Lpease consult your gyn dr.Get a more detailed answer ›
4 disorders: An pelvic ultrasound may show 1)a pregnancy that is in the wrong place (ectopic) or that is miscarrying, 2) fibroids (benign growths coming from the wall of the uterus, 3) a thickened lining of the uterine cavity from a polyp or overgrowth of the endometrial cells, 4)ovarian cysts or masses and 5) adenomyosis. ...Read more
Needs Evaluation: You need to get some answers and that will start with a good history and physical examination. You will also need some blood tests as well as an ultrasound of your pelvis. ...Read more
I had a d and c done 5 days ago and im still having some bleeding and im having pretty bad pains in my pelvic area. Is this normal or ok?
Not normal: Normal to have some spotting or light bleeding for up to a week after, not normal to be having bad pains, please call the doc who did your d&c. ...Read more
Infection may: Be the cause. See your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a miscarriage on Thursday and I've been bleeding pretty heavily since then. There is also still some pain in my pelvic region.
Call your DR:
Call your DR and give this history to them.
If you have not been seen for the miscarriage, you need to be seen now. ...Read more
I'm on depo, I did have light light spotting now I'm bleeding dark brown? And I'm having pain on my left pelvic region? Why is that I'm scared.
Depo: It is very common to have spotting or irregular bleeding while on Depo. Brown usually means "old blood" and is nothing concerning. The left sided pelvic pain, however would depend on how severe it is, how long you've had it. Any other associated symptoms. You may need to see your gyn if it is persistent or severe. ...Read more
Bleeding through tampons every two hours. Felt pelvic pain with pressure prior to that and now pain is mostly on the left side. What's happening?
Vag delivery 6 wks ago Stopped bleeding but started immediately after sex at 5 wks Still bleeding and pelvic pain after sex. No tears. Waiting on appt?
See details: Call and request an urgent appointment. If all else fails, go to the ER. ...Read more
I had some bleeding three months ago I went to take a pelvic test and pap smear and it was normal but last week I had some bleeding last it three days?
I've had pelvic pain for years. More pain I have the less bleeding during periods. What could this be?
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
See a doctor...: I am assuming that you are talking about vaginal bleeding. This could be no big deal but I would recommend that you see a doctor and get checked. ...Read more
5w2d pregnant, had sharp pain in pelvic area that woke me up at 2am. No pain since and no spotting/bleeding at all. Is this normal?
Can happen: Let your OB know, so they will be able to suggest ongoing care ...Read more
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