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What is a pelvic examination for?

What is a pelvic examination for?

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

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Bleeding after pelvic examination? Is that ok?

Bleeding after pelvic examination? Is that ok?

Bleeding: A small amount of bleeding is pretty common, especially depending on time in your cycle; heavy bleeding isn't necessarily dangerous, but it's unusual. ...Read more

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Can a woman get an orgasm from a routine pelvic examination?

Can a woman get an orgasm from a routine pelvic examination?

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

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Had a pelvic examination and it hurt, two days later I'm bleeding a lot and it's not getting better. Have pain?

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

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Must I see a gynie or gp for pelvic examination?

Must I see a gynie or gp for pelvic examination?

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

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I do not allow doctor to do pelvic examination am scared what could be the reason?

I do not allow doctor to do pelvic examination am scared what could be the reason?

Letting Fear Win: So, you are willing to die of cervical cancer because you fear being examined by a medical professional? Really? Get some help or please get some perspective about being alive and being human. ...Read more

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Is a pelvic examination always required for birth control?

Is a pelvic examination always required for birth control?

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

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On pelvic examination, I had a retroplaced uterus and my doctor said I had endometriosis. How common is this?

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

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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?

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

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Had a pelvic examination and was told I had a bulky womb and have been sent for ultrasound. What does this mean?

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

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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?

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

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What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus and ovaries. With the bladder full it may be uncomfortable but doesn't hurt ...Read more

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How can I do breast and pelvic examinations at home?

How can I do breast and pelvic examinations at home?

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

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Can you tell me about procedure in pelvic exenteration?

Can you tell me about procedure in pelvic exenteration?

Surgical removal: Pelvic exenteration is the surgical removal of ALL pelvic organs and lymph nodes in patient's who have a gynecological cancer that has spread to the pelvis and peritoneum. (lining of the body cavity) ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pelvic soreness 3 days after d&c procedure?

Is it normal to have pelvic soreness 3 days after d&c procedure?

Yes: It can be normal to have some continued cramping, but if there is and abnormal discharge, odor or fever there is a very small chance of infection. ...Read more

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Having my first pelvic exam and breast examination, I need advice please?

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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What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

Read more here: 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

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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

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

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What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab for urge incontinence?

What is the procedure pelvic muscle rehab for urge incontinence?

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

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Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease?

Best procedure to treat a pelvic inflammatory disease?

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

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Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

For low rectal Ca: Turnbull-cutait rectal pull through procedure is done for low rectal cancers, other wise need permanent colostomy has 20 failure rate 6 % local recurrence is rarely done with advent of staple surgery, can get much better margins, less morboty ...Read more

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I'm having a hysterscopy and d&c next week. Can you explain the procedure please? Also, can pelvic scar tissue lead to complications?

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

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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?

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

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Is pelvic pain hard to diagnose? What is most effective procedure? Pelvic exam, explore surgery?

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

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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.

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.

Decent size: If no other symptoms ok to observe as planned. Hope is that it will begin to shrink. If not, gets larger or have pain or other symptoms, may require surgery. ...Read more

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If damaged during spinal tap procedure will/can my body heal itself. Symtoms tightness, abdomen and back. Pelvic to. Chest?

If damaged during spinal tap procedure will/can my body heal itself. Symtoms tightness, abdomen and back. Pelvic to. Chest?

Symptoms not from LP: It's not likely that the symptoms you have are from a spinal tap (Lumbar Puncture). Serious complications are rare. Patients on anticoagulants can get bleeding and a Spinal Hematoma which can cause weakness or paralysis in the lower extremities. ...Read more