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I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said i don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me. Do i?

I had a hysterectomy in 2009 my doctor did not take my ovaries, she said i don't need any pelvic exams any longer, its always bothered me.  Do i?

Yes: A woman who has had a hysterectomy for totally benign causes, without evidence of precancerous conditions of cervix no longer needs pap smears. However, bimanual pelvic exams are warranted to evaluate presence of ovarian disease. Ultrasound is valuable in detection as well, but not a routine screening tool. ...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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Does planned parenthood require a pelvic exam woman take before giving her birth control?

Does planned parenthood require a pelvic exam woman take before giving her birth control?

Call them and ask: Keep in mind, they are also people who do abortions all day long - so my advice is always to stay away from them. But if you must, just call and ask them that question over the phone. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic exam n culture.Enterococcus faecalis was found. How long to cure it? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vibact

I had a pelvic exam n culture.Enterococcus faecalis was found. How long to cure it? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vibact

Enterococcus faecali: You do not say what symptoms you were experiencing, from where and under what circumstances the culture was taken. The perineum (area around your labia and vagina) is commonly a site of colonization of bacteria commonly found in the stool and e. Faecalis is one of these. Although it causes infection it is more commonly a benign contaminant. Need more info to comment further. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have doc's appt soon. If I say I have bloody discharge for a week, do I have to take pelvic exam? I don't want to. I'm on birth control pill.

I have doc's appt soon. If I say I have bloody discharge for a week, do I have to take pelvic exam? I don't want to. I'm on birth control pill.

Why: If you have bloody discharge, it may be from a disturbance of the internal female anatomy like uterine cancer. If you hide the truth from your doc, the potential outcome can be fatal.If you exclude the proper exams from the evaluation process, you do the same thing. If you want the best care possible, tell the truth and discuss the process of evaluation with your doc.He/she may not need to. ...Read more

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If i go to an internist will I have to take off all of my clothes? I have an obgyn will the internist want to do a breast and pelvic exam?

If i go to an internist will I have to take off all of my clothes?   I have an obgyn will the internist want to do a breast and pelvic exam?

No: You don't need to be made to feel uncomfortable by your internist. Some primary care physicians perform gynecological exams, most don't. You may be put in an examination gown but you should not have to take off all of your clothes. If you have an ob/gyn, you don't need another breast and pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What is the normal size range for period clots? I have some sometimes that are about 2in long.. CT of pelvis and Pelvic exam Normal. Just curious

What is the normal size range for period clots? I have some sometimes that are about 2in long.. CT of pelvis and Pelvic exam Normal. Just curious

Normal variation: What you described is within the normal variation in periods. However, clots usually mean more blood loss. You should consider taking oral iron supplement with multivitamins to avoid becoming anemic. 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. ...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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How can I relax during pelvic exam?

How can I relax during pelvic exam?

You're in charge: First and foremost, know that you are in charge. You need to voice your concerns and fears with your MD. He or she should then be able to talk you through it. Keep breathing, otherwise you will tense up and make it more uncomfortable. ...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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Will a pelvic exam hurt if i'm a virgin?

Not usually: The first pelvic exam is usually more scary than painful. If you have used a tampon, it should feel no more painful than that. If not, it may be a strange sensation to have any touching in that area, but concentrating on letting your muscles go loose and letting your legs fall apart is helpful. Your doctor will help explain what to expect to avoid any surprises. ...Read more

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What happens during a female pelvic exam?

What happens during a female pelvic exam?

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

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How is it that I should get a pelvic exam?

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 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 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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How do you know that your pelvic exam was normal?

Ask the doctor: A pelvic exam includes a bimanual exam as well as a pap smear and a visual evaluation of the cervix. The pap smear results usually take 4-5 days to come back. The rest, the doctor or nurse practitioner who did the exam can tell you during the exam. ...Read more

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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

21: Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21. ...Read more

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What can I expect when going in for a pelvic exam?

What can I expect when going in for a pelvic exam?

Cancer check: A pap test looks for cervical cancer. The doctor will inserrt a speculum into the vagina to look at the cervix and take a sample of cervical cells to send to the lab. ...Read more