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Manual Pelvic Examination Procedure
Pelvic exam: Pelvic exam can be (either or both): 1) a speculum exam, which is to see the inside of the vagina and the cervix, looking for abnormlaities, and 2) a bimanual exam with one hand in the vagina and the other applying pressure from above. This checks not only size and position of the pelvic organs, but checks rough/smooth, fixed/mobile, painful or not. ...Read more
Not Likely: Most women have some difficulty having an orgasm under ideal circumstances. A routine pelvic exam is not intended to be arousing. It is possible for some women to become aroused by the combination of being undressed and in a submissive vulnerable position, but an orgasm would be very unlikely. If you are attracted to your doctor to the point of arousal, it may be better for you to change doctors. ...Read more
Had a pelvic examination and it hurt, two days later I'm bleeding a lot and it's not getting better. Have pain?
Contact exam MD: You need to contact the MD who did the exam and have him/her provide an answer to this question as most pelvic exams do not produce continuing vaginal bleeding and pain. ...Read more
Either one: If your GP does gyn exams, that's a great starting point since you already know that person, and have a trusting relationship hopefully. If problems are found that require specialist referral you can then be referred to one your doc trusts and respects. Seeing a new doctor for an exam that is so intimate is always disconcerting, so having a doc you know and like 1st takes some of the dread away. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It depends on if she has had an exam recently, or her age and history of sexual activity. The doctor will determine if it is needed or not. ...Read more
On pelvic examination, I had a retroplaced uterus and my doctor said I had endometriosis. How common is this?
A retroplaced uterus: Is not uncommon, like being left handed. It is possible that on exam your physician felt nodules on the ligaments that support your uterus that could be endometriotic implants. A history of painful periods that resolved while on birth control pills may have also led your doctor to believe this. A retroplaced uterus doesn't = endometriosis though some with endo might have a retoplaced uterus. ...Read more
By my symptoms I have cervicitis, but smear swab test was normal. Maybe I need pap test or pelvic examination to see what I have?
Would B a goog idea: Even at ur age u should have a good gyn work up including pelvic & pap. Some r hesitant & embarrassed but don't b. If gender makes a difference, there are many male & female gyn every where. ...Read more
Had a pelvic examination and was told I had a bulky womb and have been sent for ultrasound. What does this mean?
Pelvic Ultrasound: "Bulky" probably just means "enlarged". Pelvic ultrasound is used to evaluate uterine growth. Assuming you aren't pregnant, you could have fibroids, adenomyosis, or ovarian cysts (which can be confused with uterine enlargement depending on their location). Ultrasound is an easy test to have done, there is no radiation, and it is minimally uncomfortable. Also, you can expect a probe in the vagina. ...Read more
Will fertility treatments work for a 25 year old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?
Annovulation: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, you may not be ovulating. This may make it more challenging to conceive. You should see your gynecologist and he may want to regulate your cycles and or start you on Clomid (clomiphene) to help you to ovulate and get pregnant. Finally, make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more
Smear and pelvic examination where the doctor felt 3 nodules. Diagnosed with polycystic ovaries many years ago. Could this be related?
My doctor takes my pelvic examination during mensis iis it a right practice becoz I m ttc and using Clomid (clomiphene) on 3 day of period?
OK: If done in usual sterile mannerGet a more detailed answer ›
Breast Y, pelvic N: Breast self-exams are possible but you can't do a proper vagina exam at home. A proper vaginal exam often requires a pap smear which only a medical practitioner can do for you. A breast self exam requires a systematic approach to feel for any lumps in the breast and note any irregularities in the skin. It includes palpating the lymph nodes under both arms. Http://women. Webmd. Com/breast-self-ex. ...Read more
Don't worry!: Your examining physician should be told (by you) that this is your first exam, so s/he can explain the steps and reassure you. Neither examination is painful if properly performed, and you need not be embarrassed or worry one bit. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on how ultrasounds are performed:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/how-ultrasound-works. Html. ...Read more
I have been experiencing repeated pain in the pelvic area. The pain is not very intense but is chronic and inconsistent. It is located on the left side of my pelvis.. I have had a procedure done in that area when I was younger. Is that a cause of co
Possibly: You should see a healthcare provider for that. Without knowing more about the history of the pain it is hard to tell you what it might be. It could be the result of the prior procedure or it could be completely unrelated. A good evaluation by a primary care physician would be a good place to start. I would not ignore it, though, because it could represent something serious. ...Read more
Pelvic Floor Rehab: A specialized physical therapy rehab program usually performed by female physical therapists for female patients. The therapists have specialized training to identify insufficient muscle strength or muscle coordination. The use of deep heat modalities may help if increased tone of muscles that are not coordinated. Biofeedback allow you to understand which exercises fire which muscles. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Pelvic inflammatory disease is best treated with antibiotics. Sometimes if there is a large cyst filled with pus, a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease, that has to be drained (this is called a tubo-ovarian abscess). Most pid though can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes those antibiotics can be oral, sometimes they need to be given intravenously. Depends on severity of disease. ...Read more
Not really: This is not an accurate way to determine a birth ...Read more
I had a pelvic exam, first one, after procedure, I was told I spotted a little, is that normal? I had no spotting since.
Don't worry: Listen to your doctor who said it is ok. ...Read more
Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?
I'm having a hysterscopy and d&c next week. Can you explain the procedure please? Also, can pelvic scar tissue lead to complications?
Informed Consent: You need to have this explained to you by the operating surgeon to acquire Informed Consent for the procedure. Basically, this is a look inside you uterus with a scope and removal (curettage) of the lining of the womb. Where the pelvic scar tissue is located will predicate any complications or not. ...Read more
I started having periods every month 1 year following novasure procedure. The last period I had was december 2012.I have pelvic pain. Is this normal?
This is not uncommon: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. In some cases regular periods may return after several months or years. It is more common to have light bleeding. The cramping may be caused by retention of blood in the uterus. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. ...Read more
There are: Many different reasons, you should start out with a good pelvic exam and cultures and ultrasound and blood work and sometimes it can be due to urinary tract causes or bowel causes, after all the conservative steps have been done and if there is not a diagnosis then u may need laparoscopy to r/o adhesions, or endometriosis - conditions that will not show up with other testing. ...Read more
Is a chocolate cyst 5cm x 5cm cause for concern? . did a physical examination and said will ultrasound pelvis 3 months to see if has changed size.
If damaged during spinal tap procedure will/can my body heal itself. Symtoms tightness, abdomen and back. Pelvic to. Chest?
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