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Gynecologist Pelvic Exam
Deep breathing: First please tell your gynecologist about this before the day of your visit. Second - consider deep breathing exercises. Inhale deeply through nose, hold in lungs for five count, and then slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Some women may need an anxiolytic medication prior a pelvic examination if they spasm too much. Take care. ...Read more
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
Are you supposed to shave down there for your gynecologist visit.. I've never done a pelvic exam and I'm nervous any tips ?? What should I do ?
No need to shave: There is no need to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair. Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave pubic hair. It's just fashion. If one is a teen, she has many other more important things to do, so pubic hair should not be an issue. ...Read more
That's unusual.: The only patients that i've ever anesthetized for a pelvic exam were children. It would be extraordinarily unusual for a patient to need anesthesia for a routine pelvic exam. I could understand however that some women with very painful conditions or a history of a traumatic experience may benefit from some sedation prior to their pelvic exam, but not a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get myself very worked up about pelvic exam. Get upset, and tense up so doctor can't do it. Have to see a gynecologist how can I get through an exam?
If you get referred to a gynecologist for pcos at age 17 could you deny to having a pelvic exam if you do not want to?
What does it mean that a cervical polyp retracted? Gynecologists saw 2, then the next week they were gone. Sonogram and 2nd pelvic exam saw nothing.
No, but she may : Need time alone with her pediatrician, an adolescent medicine specialist or a gynecologist who is comfortable treating adolescents. All pediatricians have training in adolescent medicine. Start by taking her to her trusted pediatrician, who will either be able to make a diagnosis or determine if she needs to see a specialist. ...Read more
Yes: With rare exceptions, i recommend a rectal exam with the pelvic exam. It allows the doctor to feel behind the uterus making it easier to detect ovarian cysts or nodularity of endometriosis, in women over 40, it provides an exam of the rectum which can show occult polyps or even cancers. I feel the rectal exam adds to the completeness of the pelvic exam allowing a true clean bill of health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
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