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May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good exam: lying on the side, bent over the examination table, or lying down with feet in stirrup (lithotomy position), etc... The position is not that important. What's important is that the dr. Is able to reach and feel everything he wants to examine. ...Read more
Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?
Yes!: Absolutely! please continue seeing your gynecologist annually even after having a hysterectomy. At this visit, your physician will discuss your overall health and well-being. Also, since you are now surgically post-menopausal, your doctor will help you prevent problems such as osteoporosis. Importantly, you will still benefit from a regular pelvic and breast exam. ...Read more
Not till 21: The USPST recommends Pap test once every 3-5 year for women 21-65. They no longer recommend a yearly test. However, they also recommend women younger than 25 who are sexually active get screened for sexually transmitted diseases even if they do not engage in high risk activity. Pap is easy you sit in a chair and a speculum gently inserted/opened and a sample taken by your OB/GYN. Good luck. ...Read more
Many do, some dont: Board certified family docs are trained to do pap smears and pelvic exams during their residency training. Some choose to offer that service once they get into private practice, some choose not to. The same applies to many procedures including obstetrics, office surgery etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First 2 annual gyno apt, doctor has not preformed a breast exam or rectal exam- only does pap & bimanual quickly. Is this something I should ask for?
Rape exam: After a rape, evaluation involves interview, physical exam and tests. Hopefully, one receives all from a very sensitive person. The physical exam does involve a genital exam to evaluate for trauma. Usually, an internal exam is done and a long q-tip takes a sample from inside to assess for std exposure. Call your md or the er you will go to and ask questions to help you be more comfirtable. ...Read more
Gyn exam: When I do an annual GYN exam I exam the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Neck is examined. Heart and lungs are examined. abdomen and extremities are examined. A breast exam is done. A pelvic exam is done with a Pap smear. Labs are ordered, other tests, immunizations etc are ordered as needed. Medications are filled and medical advice given and questions answered. ...Read more
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
Is this order for a transvaginal or abdominal ultrasound?" US-S-PELVIS; NON-N OBSTETRIC, COMPLETE(76856)"
Neither: Code 76856 is for a pelvic ultrasound (not an abdominal U/S), and includes evaluation of the female pelvic anatomy. This examination includes a description and measurements of the uterus and adnexal structures, measurement of the endometrium, measurement of the bladder, etc. If a transvaginal U/S probe is used, the would be billed as 76830 (an extra charge). Codes may change from year to year. ...Read more