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How To Get Over Fear Pelvic Exam
Possibilities: Might your fear of pelvic exams extend to other situations also? This is a common issue with women who have been traumatized in some way, and psychotherapy may help. If you do need a pelvic exam very soon though, it will help to tell the doctor's office before your appointment so they can be aware and responsive. Your doctor may also prescribe a small dose of Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) to help you. ...Read more
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
No.: Even if it is medically recommended. You cannot be forced a medical exam such as a pap smear or a pelvic exam. Obviously not getting tests or exams done has pros/cons. Make sure you weigh the risks of deciding or not deciding to do a certain exam or test. If pregnant, you're not just making decision for yourself, but also for baby. ...Read more
When you get a pelvic exam or an pap smear is it supposed to hurt and if its not and it do what do that mean?
Pelvic ex: Yes it can be uncomfortable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cant let doctor do a pelvic exam as it causes too much pain but I need one. How can I get through a pelvic exam?
More involved: Pelvic exams are recommended for those who are sexually active to screen for std's or by age 21 if not. An external exam and an ultrasound can often yield significant information for your lack of menses.Contact an obgyn if you want to go this route, but I recommend a pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
Yes: And vice versa. It depends on who you go to. ...Read more
I got a pelvic exam and everything looks good except for a fyrbriod in my uterius. Now why do they want me to get a biopsy fone in my uterius?
Uterine Biopsy: Vaginal bleeding in the elderly population is assumed to be cancerous until proven otherwise. Biopsy of the uterus will give the doctor a sample to analyze for normal or cancerous tissue. While fibroids cause uterine bleeding, it is not the only cause. It is better to be safe and catch a disease process early if possible so that treatment can be started. ...Read more
6 week checkup after birth do I have to get a pelvic exam? I had a 4th degree tear I tore all around & internally. I feel like it will be extrem painful
Short answer is yes: You should see your OB/GYN for an examination. You may have developed some scar tissue and if not remedied will make intercourse painful and may also cause a problem with next pregnancy. The doctor has some good choices to help relieve any pain in the exam & should give you instructions to help stretch the vaginal opening. It will take time but worth the effort. ...Read more
Depends on the docto: If you are not having pain, have regular periods, then you may not 'need' to have a pelvic exam in my opinion. Screening for sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea/chlamydia) is usually recommended for young, sexually active women, but this could be done with a urine sample. Really, it will depend on the doctors personal opinion and preference. ...Read more
Standard practice: This is more than a refill for an asthma inhaler. Surveillance for cancer, infection and a review of potential new risks for continuing the drugs are all part of routine use of this class of drugs. Any abnormalities on a previous exam may warrant a more frequent exam and testing. This is a simple question that you should feel comfortable asking the doc or his staff, and the answer should make sense ...Read more
What do you suggest if my docter wants me to have a pelvic exam in order to get my refill in birth control.?
I'm 35/f. How often should I get a pelvic exam if I'm monogamous & all tests came back normal for years? The one exception is a benign cyst on ovary
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more