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What to expect for gyno exam?

What to expect for gyno exam?

A few things: The regular, general exam you get from every physician (since we are also primary care docs), speculum exam (the metallic/plastic duckbill thing that goes in the vagina to allow the doc to see you vagina and cervix), maybe Pap smear (brush collecting surface cells from the cervix/vagina), rarely a biopsy (which your doctor should let you know beforehand), bimanual exam, maybe rectovaginal exam,etc ...Read more

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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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Would a gyno exam include an armpit exam?

Would a gyno exam include an armpit exam?

Yes: A complete gynecological exam includes breast exam, axilla, supraclavicular and neck lymph nodes. Pelvic exam to include inguinal area examination as well. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do you do at your first gyno exam?

Need doctor's help! what do you do at your first gyno exam?

Depends: On age of patient and expectations. Sometimes with youngest patients or those very anxious we may try to reset expectations and ask patient to come back; otherwise, a Gyn exam comprises a regular physical exam, speculum exam, pelvic (bimanual palpation), and rectovaginal exam. ...Read more

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Had 2-3 outbreaks of HPV in 2001 nothing since; gyno exam confirmed; do I still have HPV and will warts appear again one day?

Had 2-3 outbreaks of HPV in 2001 nothing since; gyno exam confirmed; do I still have HPV and will warts appear again one day?

Genital warts: Hpv may lie dormant and you could go without symptoms (assuming the hpv is causative for your genital warts) for quite some time, then they may recur as well. Hopefully, you will stay well and have no more outbreaks. Best wishes. ...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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What is a pelvic exam?

What is a pelvic exam?

Genital(gentle)check: It is a gentle examination both with an instrument(specula) and digitally of the pelvic and surrounding structures conducted by a MD in his/her office to check for abnormalities. It often includes a pap smear to check to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Why does my pelvic exam hurted ?

Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable exam both physically and sometimes mentally for some patients. It should not cause pain. If it did you should take to the health care provider who did the exam to make sure that they know so they can look for the reason. ...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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How is it that I should get a pelvic exam?

For various reasons: There are age appropriate screening tests that are recommended by appropriate authorities even though you do not have any condition. One of them is the pap smear. You can not have the test without kind of pelvic examination . On the other hand if you have pap smear done to you , it is really important you have your uterus , ovaries and the vaginal wall checked with one go. If pelvic organ complaint. ...Read more

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What happens when going in for a pelvic exam?

What happens when going in for a pelvic exam?

Its quick: You and your doctor will chat about why you are there. If an exam is needed, a small speculum is inserted into the vagina. Swabs of the cervix and other samples will be taken. Your doc may need to insert a gloved finger to check the uterus and ovaries. Its very quick and you are done. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When i took my pelvic exam it hurted my pelvic?

Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable exam both physically and sometimes mentally for some patients. It should not cause pain. If it did you should take to the health care provider who did the exam to make sure that they know. They need to look for the reason. ...Read more

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Went to gyno recently for Papsmear & realized later on that my dr. did not do the usual pelvic exam part. Is this bad that she skipped it this time?

Went to gyno recently for Papsmear & realized later on that my dr. did not do the usual pelvic exam part. Is this bad that she skipped it this time?

Not bad: If you do not have any symptoms, missing a pelvic examination at the time of PAP smear is not something to be concerned about. You should bring it up with your gyno at the next visit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If I were 8 - 9 weeks pregnant would a thorough pelvic exam from a gyno be able to confirm?

If I were 8 - 9 weeks pregnant would a thorough pelvic exam from a gyno be able to confirm?

Very probably: Obstetrician/gynecologists are trained in detecting enlargements of the uterus, and an 8 to 9 week pregnancy should clearly be detected. HOWEVER, this is highly influenced by the body mass of the woman. If a woman is obese the ability of the obstetrician to accurately feel down to the uterus is compromised. The most reliable exams in this setting is a blood pregnancy test and/or ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm have pelvic pain, my mom wants me to go to the gyno, because i need a pelvic exam and a full gyno visit but i'm scared. What will happen ?

It depends...: The dr will ask you a lot of questions about the pain you ar having, (which helps to identify the causes), then he/she may do an exam- involving use of a device to look inside the vagina, then likely an exam placing 1 gloved index finger inside the vagina pushing up, and one hand on your lower abd. Pushing down to see if your ovaries or uterus are tender. They may not do exam, but sched ultrasound. ...Read more

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Rt breast can see lump when i llean back. I have had gyno exam . Mam sept 2012 ok and us 6/13 said dense fibrograndular tissue. Negative 1? Worry?

Rt breast can see lump when i llean back. I have had gyno exam . Mam sept  2012 ok and us 6/13  said dense fibrograndular tissue. Negative 1? Worry?

Yes: Seek breast surgeon opinion. Dimpling or distortion is a concerning feature. Palpable mass is a concerning feature even if mammogram not definitive. Family history and other risks are important also. ...Read more

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Pain on lower ab by ovaries, no period after taking pill. Do i need to see the gyno again for pelvic exam last time it was when almost 18, 2 yrs ago?

Pain on lower ab by ovaries, no period after taking pill. Do i need to see the gyno again for pelvic exam last time it was when almost 18, 2 yrs ago?

Yes: I believe that you are implying that you were not getting a period, and were not able to 'induce' a period using the pill. I hope that my assumption is correct - if i am, this is called 'secondary amenorrhea' if you previously did get a period. This should prompt a more thorough workup of causes and yes, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do i need family doc. For check ups? Only have specialists. What happens during a check-up?Will they re-do a pelvic exam if i had one w/ gyno in feb?

Do i need family doc. For check ups? Only have specialists. What happens during a check-up?Will they re-do a pelvic exam if i had one w/ gyno in feb?

Family doctor: Yes you do need a family physician to correlate all the data relating to your health. You may see fewer specialists with fewer unnecessary tests done. I doubt your physician (family) would find it necessary to redo recent exams unless there was a concern. ...Read more