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Gyno Examination Female
External/internal: A complete pelvic exam would typically include, after a history evaluation, a careful visual inspection and digital exam with fingers and a speculum - to accurately assess both the external and internal female vaginal, vulva, cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and adj. Tissues. A pap test is freq. Done, as well. Occasionally, a sonogram is helpful. ...Read more
Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?
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
Yes: All women need yearly pelvic exams to monitor for problems that arent necessarily related to pap smears. Pap smears are no longer needed if the hysterectomy was performed for benign indications and there is no prior history of moderate or severe precancerous changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are no problems. That is done with a speculum. The uterus and ovaries are then palpated to evaluate for any large masses. The entire exam is usually less than 5 min. ...Read more
Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove? Genital, prostate, or rectal exams? Just concerned with embarrassment.
It is a professional: The female doctors have the same professional training as a male doctor. It may be the first time for you to be examined by a female doctor but that female doctor has examined many male patients in her carrier. You will be having professional medical examination, not a social visit. It is the same thing when a female patient goes to a male doctor. Please rest assure you will overcome your fear ...Read more
Gentle exam: The doctor will examine the breast by looking at them then palpating (feeling) them in a systematic method. The pelvic exam is similar. The doctor feels your abdomen (tummy) for any abnormalitis, then looks at the skin around your vulva. A speculum (a device to see in the vagina) about the size of a tampon is inserted to see the vagina and cervix. Then feeling for abn organs is done by feeling. ...Read more
Postcoital bleeding over a yr and becoming more frequent, pelvic exam, STD tests, and pap smear all normal, only have bacterial vaginosis, wats wrong?
Cervicitis?: Spotting after sex often means inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) or cervical ectopy, a common condition on birth control pills or other hormone contraception. It can be gonorrhea or chlamydia, but these would show up on standard STD tests. Sometimes a uterine problem. Keep working with your doctor; it should be possible to find an explanation and perhaps treatment, e.g. cervical cautery. ...Read more
Only if tested: Chlamydia testing can be performed with the same swab as taking a pap smear. Usually it's recommended yearly for women age 26 and younger. It's also recommended with any change in sex partner, possibility of exposure or persistent symptoms of infections without other cause. ...Read more
Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66
Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason for bleeding is the thinning of the vaginal tissue due to low estrogen levels. This is called atrophic vaginitis. Occasionally, after a hysterectomy there will be granulation tissue or "proud flesh" at the cuff which can resemble a polyp and bleed. ...Read more
I'm considering going for my first pelvic exam & Pap smear. I'm 21, a virgin, & concerned about pain. Will the speculum hurt or tear my hymen?
Not to worry.: Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It makes absolutely no difference whether a person has a big hymen, little hymen, broken hymen, unbroken hymen, etc... One need not worry about hymens when seeing her doctor, as it cannot matter in a free, modern, equitable society. ...Read more
I am a 59-year-old male, never had a full head to toe plus male genital physical examination was sexually abused by a male, only need a female doctor?
Need a check-up: A man in their 50s should receive a full medical check-up including blood pressure, height and weight, cardiovascular assessment including cholesterol and diabetes tests, a prostate exam and P.S.A. test, as well as a head-to-toe check of the skin for abnormal skin lesions. If there is a history of abuse and the patient is uncomfortable with male doctors, they should seek out a trusted female doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ovarian teratoma/incidental finding pelvic CT 12/14- 47 yo female, sp partial hysterectomy 2010- need to seek urgent GYN care ?
Ovary: yes please see your gyn as soon as possible ...Read more
I need help with my pelvic exam report. What is having a Virginal Introitus (It's Not vaginal introitus) mean on a pelvic exam? Is my hymen intact?
Description: The vaginal orifice is an introitus that leads to the vaginal canal. Virginal simply refers to the fact that the Doctor dictating the report (whom did your pelvic exam) is under the impression that you are a Virgin. You cannot infer that your hymen is intact purely from this description. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a female gynecologist. There's been no exams, pap smear, or mammogram in 10-15 Yrs. My family dr says I had a UTI. I think the antibiotic GAV?
Asking your doc...: ... is the best bet to clear your current concern/confusion since s/he knows more about your pertinent clinical profile than anyone online. How to put all related things for good care together correctly? Refer to and follow instructions described in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Welcome to contact me. ...Read more
When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?
Doesn't matter: The gender of the physician and patient do not have to be matched to have a quality annual exam. If pub feel more comfortable with one over another, that's ok, and you can choose your doctor accordingly. Best to keep the same doctor over the years and develop a good relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more