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Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

No: Not really. The pelvic exam can rule out any masses or major abnormalities. Pcos is diagnosed based on clinical findings and abnormalities in blood work(hormonal). Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. ...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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What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

What to expect at my OBGYN visit for PCOS? Pelvic Ultrasound? Pelvic Exam? Blood test?

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

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Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Can a pelvic ultrasound detect pregnancy?

Yes: Depends on how far along you are, may not detect it if you are very early. 41/2 to 5 weeks is typically when it is detected, but as this time frame is very early, viability may not be determined even though pregnancy is detected. In that case, a follow up ultrasound is usually done in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Missed menstrual period, vaginal discharge, pelvic & abdom pain. Low back pain. Neg blood pregnancy test. History of endometrios and infertility. ?

Missed menstrual period, vaginal discharge, pelvic & abdom pain. Low back pain. Neg  blood pregnancy test. History of endometrios and infertility. ?

Normal: With a history of endometriosis, unfortunately, this scenario can be normal. A lot of women wtih endo suffer from irregular periods and pain as you describe it. Often a gynecologist will prescribe birth control as a first line therapy for women with endo. It can help regulate periods as well as diminish pain. Other options for pain are NSAID such as Ibuprofen during pre-menstrual and menstrual. ...Read more

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Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

Does a woman who had a hysterectomy, need a pelvic exam and pap test?

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 more

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Docs, could a pelvic ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Docs, could a pelvic ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Possibly.: A pelvic ultrasound could give valuable information regarding anatomic abnormalities in the ovaries (changes in size / shape and cystic versus solid nature of mass lesions). Us is a common test in the initial workup of gynecologic tumors. In order to prove a diagnosis of malignancy, cells or fluid or tissue would need to be sampled from the ovary or pelvis or abdomen and then studied in a lab. ...Read more

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First pelvic/ pamp smear exam what to ecpect ?

First pelvic/ pamp smear exam what to ecpect ?

Not till 21: The USPST recommends Pap test once every 3-5 year for women 21-65. They no longer recommend a yearly test. However, they also recommend women younger than 25 who are sexually active get screened for sexually transmitted diseases even if they do not engage in high risk activity. Pap is easy you sit in a chair and a speculum gently inserted/opened and a sample taken by your OB/GYN. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cramping pain after trans-vaginal ultrasound and pelvic examination, why? and normal?

Cramping pain after trans-vaginal ultrasound and pelvic examination, why? and normal?

Normal: It is not uncommon to have cramps after a transvaginal US or pelvic exam, since a foreign body - ultrasound probe or gloved hand often causes release of prostaglandins leading to uterine cramping. Try taking ibuprofen or naproxen for symptoms, then night before and morning of procedure next time to reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Does a pelvic test checks for ovarian cysts?

Ovarian cyst: A rectovaginal examination should detect ovarian cysts/tumors/masses in a thin patient. ...Read more

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Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Post menopause bleeding. D&c clear, tvu show hyperplasia(6mm). Pap smear clear. Sometimes pelvic pain & bloating. 1.3cm ovarian cyst.Ovarian cancer?

Need work up: You had ultrasound and d&c; the uterus should be clear. Bloating and pain is probably unrelated to your gynecology issues.The ovarian cyst however, is worth a follow up by ultrasound and blood test. ...Read more

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Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Can a pelvic ultrasound miss an ovarian cyst?

Yes: Any abnormality can be missed by a diagnostic procedure, but and ultrasound missing a significant ovarian cyst is very rare. ...Read more

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Cramping pain after trans-vaginal ultrasound and pelvic examination, why? and normal? not virgin.

Cramping pain after trans-vaginal ultrasound and pelvic examination, why? and normal? not virgin.

Normal...: During a transvaginal ultrasound (and pelvic exam) pressure is applied to your internal organs and they are moved around quite a bit. This can cause some cramping. Its common and not abnormal when it happens. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exam: A good pelvic exam by a seasoned professional can often pick up abnormalities. However, if a cancer is very small it may not be discovered in a routine pelvic exam. An ultrasound can pick up small lesions. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

No: A transvaginal ultrasound is done by inserting an ultrasound probe into the vagina to better evaluate the pelvic organs. Lubrication is applied to the top of the probe to ease insertion. An ultrasound should not be painful. Some women describe a "pressure" sensation but pain should not be experienced. ...Read more

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Do the annual pelvic exams and pap tests also show something about a woman's fertility?

Mostly no: Paps tell nothing about fertility; a grossly abnormal exam might identify a fertility issue but otherwise no. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more