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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
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Pelvic Exam (Definition)

Physical exam involving examination of the outside of the female genitalia (vulva), the inside (vagina) , as well as an examination of the cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and tissue around the uterus (parametria). A bimanual exam then involves 2 fingers in the vagina with the other hand on the abdomen. A rectovaginal exam is one finger inthe vagina, one finger in the rectum with ...Read more


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What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

Pelvic Exam: You should expect an examination of your pelvic area, vaginal exam, pap smear and other tests as needed. ...Read more

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First pelvic exam, what is involved?

First pelvic exam, what is involved?

1st gyne exam: You'll want to let the doctor know it's your 1st exam. Stay dressed to meet ; talk. The doctor will have you undress, lay back ; put your feet in "stirrups". He/she will gently examine the outside, place a "speculum" in the vagina to hold the walls open to be examined, look at the cervix ; finally place 1 or 2 lubricated fingers inside to feel the uterus ; ovaries. Ideally, this will not hurt. ...Read more

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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

21: Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21. ...Read more

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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

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

Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam will consist of both an external (feeling outside the genitals) and an internal (feeling inside the vagina) exam. The internal exam will be with both the doctors fingers and a speculum (an instrument to better visualize your cervix). Your doctor should be able to tell you what he or she is doing with each step of the exam. Try to relax throughout the exam. ...Read more

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Should I stay in the room while my daughter gets her first pelvic exam?

Depends: It all depends on what your daughter wants. If your presence calms her it is very apropiate. The earlier the girls age the more likely she will need you there for the pelvic. ...Read more

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I am very nervous for my first pelvic exam will I feel any pain? Can I be sedated for it?

I am very nervous for my first pelvic exam will I feel any pain? Can I be sedated for it?

Not needed: Sedation will not be needed. Hopefully your Obgyn is used to dealing with people for their first exam. That makes a big difference. Fear and anxiety cause people to tense up and tighten their muscles making it more challenging. Staying calm and staying relaxed is key. A good doctor should be able to guide you through this and make it painless and easy. ...Read more

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What age should a girl have first pelvic exam?

What age should a girl have first pelvic exam?

Depends: Currently am college of obgyne recommends that adolescents have 1st visit age 13-15 w/o exam to meet gyne, discuss issues related to gyne/ reproductive health. Pelvic exam is not required to intiiate birth control. Pelvic exam at 19 years old, depending on medical history. Pap testing beginning no later than age 21. ...Read more

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What can I expect during the first ob pelvic exam?

Depends: If you have not had an exam within the year you will have a pap and tests for stds. The exam assesses your pelvis, size of the uterus and also rules out ovarian enlargement or other pelvic pathology. If you have not had a rectal exam within the year, you will have that too. ...Read more