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Can the gyn doctor see if you have any STDs from looking at your vaginal area when he does the pelvic exam?

Can the gyn doctor see if you have any STDs from looking at your vaginal area when he does the pelvic exam?

Sometimes: There are some std's that cause vaginal discharge that can be quite distinctive on examination but usually you need confirmatory tests by looking under a microscope or doing a lab test to be sure. Some std's dont have any signs or symptoms in girls and the only way to diagnose them is to do a routine screen. For example gonorrhea and chlamydia are tested routinely in girls under 25 due to risks. ...Read more

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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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Can a doctor diagnosis vaginal pain w/ symptoms and blood work or do they have to do a pelvic exam?

Can a doctor diagnosis vaginal pain w/ symptoms and blood work or do they have to do a pelvic exam?

Pelvic exam needed: Asking a doctor to diagnose vaginal pain symptoms without a pelvic exam is like taking your car to a mechanic and asking him/her to tell you what the problem is with it without opening the hood. ...Read more

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Pelvic exam Pap - blood work -good - vaginal sores =ingrown hair - why does it still feel like my vagina is on fire don`t see my doc again for 7 days?

Pelvic exam  Pap - blood work -good - vaginal sores =ingrown hair - why does it still feel like my vagina is on fire don`t see my doc again for 7 days?

Vaginal sores?: Did the doctor see those vaginal sores and ell your what they were? If not, see the MD again be sure to have them evaluated and treated. In grown hair infections can produce soreness, but so does herpes. ...Read more

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In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

Please Clarify: I am sorry, but I do not get the question or the concern. Please explain what you are worried about. Do you think the doctor missed something? ...Read more

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What is my doctor checking when he does my pelvic exam?

What is my doctor checking when he does my pelvic exam?

Screening: A routine pelvic exam is predominantly done to sample cells from the cervix for cervical cancer screening. Your doctor may also be looking for warts or cysts or ulcers on your external genitalia, abnormalities in your ovaries, and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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When having a pelvic exam can the doctor accidently tear the hymen while looking at the cervix?

Yes: If the hymen is intact, with rare exceptions, the doctor should not be looking at the cervix. Virginal women cannot have cervical disease. If there is some reason to be looking at the cervix, such as unexplained bleeding or pain or exposure before birth to des or trauma, the exam should be done by a doctor equipped with methods of exam that are less invasive. ...Read more

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Intense cramp pain following pelvic exam. Should I call doc? Is this normal? Exam was also painful.

Intense cramp pain following pelvic exam. Should I call doc? Is this normal? Exam was also painful.

Pain correlation: The painful exam may be correlated to the present cramping pain. Give your examining MD a call and see if there were other findings at the exam that also may have been a cause. ...Read more

Dr. David Kurss
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Gynecology (Definition)

Gynecology is health care of women, particularly focused on women's reproductive health, but considering the whole woman. Typically health care is provided by physicians trained in obstetrics ...Read more