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Do family doctors include a pelvic exam/pap during physicals?

Do family doctors include a pelvic exam/pap during physicals?

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 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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During a pelvic exam, what kind of things is the doctor usually testing for?

During a pelvic exam, what kind of things is the doctor usually testing for?

Depends on age: Routine gynecologic tests for cervical cancer and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea and chlamydia) are the most common tests under age 25, over age 25 it is usually just a pap smear. Swabs may be obtained to rule out infections if an unusual discharge is noted. ...Read more

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Can my doctors feel blocked ovaries during pelvic exam?

Can my doctors feel blocked ovaries during pelvic exam?

Enlarged Ovaries: A physician performing the appropriate physical exam could feel enlarged ovaries, but the term "blocked ovaries" is not something that is noted on a typical exam. ...Read more

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Tips on how to decline a pelvic exam during my doctor's visit?

Why Pelvics?: You will not have to convince your doctor--a simple refusal is adequate. However, think twice about refusing if you are due for an exam. Early detection is the key to successfully treating cancers of the breast, cervix, and endometrium. ...Read more

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Is it normal to become sexually aroused during a pelvic exam? When this happens can my doctor tell this is happening to me?

Yes and no: It is normal to get aroused during the exam and no the doctor will not be able to tell during a normal exam. ...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

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Lost left ovary to torsion. Found cyst on right side at 2cm b/c of pain. Doc didn't say anything about it during pelvic exam during pap.Should I worry?

Lost left ovary to torsion. Found cyst on right side at 2cm b/c of pain. Doc didn't say anything about it during pelvic exam during pap.Should I worry?

Here are some ...: Finding right ovarian cyst on US for pain may be just an incidental finding, which still carries uncertain clinical significance; but as time goes by, its importance will unfold and reveal. Thus, I would not waste time to think and worry about it since nothing done will change how your condition should be handled. More? Seek timely professional attention and counseling. ...Read more

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Symptoms of fallopian tube cancer? Is this something a doctor would be able to find during a pelvic exam?

Symptoms of fallopian tube cancer? Is this something a doctor would be able to find during a pelvic exam?

?: What symptoms do you have? A papa exam screens for cervical cancer. You would need different testing. Best to see your doctor and talk to her about your concerns first ...Read more