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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
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
Age 52. Family hist ovarian c.Inter menstral bleeding. Doc visit NO bimanual exam. Book ultrsound. Concerned. Shouldnt doc bimanual?
Gyn exam: When I do an annual GYN exam I exam the head, eyes, ears, nose and throat. Neck is examined. Heart and lungs are examined. abdomen and extremities are examined. A breast exam is done. A pelvic exam is done with a Pap smear. Labs are ordered, other tests, immunizations etc are ordered as needed. Medications are filled and medical advice given and questions answered. ...Read more
Gyn exam: For a routine exam- undressed and gowned-open in the front. I check the heart and lungs and then do a breast exam-laying flat and seated-I then palpate the abdomen before placing patient up in stirrups for a visual inspection of the ext genitalia and then exam the cervix and take a sample from cervix for pap smear, then check the ovaries and uterus with hand in vagina. The rectal exam is last. ...Read more
Pregnancy and U/S!!: Hi in our modern medical word one is often recommended to have an ultrasound. This test can give your physician a good sense of the health of your unborn child. It can be used to ascertain any complications that can be foreseen given such a great view of the baby and its environs. The gender of the child and the anatomy of the child can also be confirmed during this procedure. ...Read more
Relax: Hi. Most gyn's are aware that a first pelvic exam can provoke a little anxiety, and are VERY communicative and gentle. If you're fertility has been a problem, maybe you've had a pelvic before, but for a fertility eval, I would EXPECT a pelvic. Depending on your case, the gyn endo may order any number of hormone and/or genetic/chromosomal tests. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more
For what reasons might a doctor order an abdominal ultrasound after seeing a transvaginal ultrasound?
Guesses: I could guess many things, such as partial visualization of a structure, vascular engorgement (pelvic congestion) that may be caused by compression of proximal vessels, or a negative pelvic ultrasound that was done for symptoms that can be caused by abdominal structures. But it would be best answered by the ordering physician. ...Read more
Yes: With rare exceptions, i recommend a rectal exam with the pelvic exam. It allows the doctor to feel behind the uterus making it easier to detect ovarian cysts or nodularity of endometriosis, in women over 40, it provides an exam of the rectum which can show occult polyps or even cancers. I feel the rectal exam adds to the completeness of the pelvic exam allowing a true clean bill of health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Non-invasive: Before proceeding to surgery your doctor wants to know the results of a simple procedure which may provide valuable information. They are proceeding cautiously in a systematic progression of tests. Ultrasound is not invasive and can yield valuable info. Keep up with this good doctor. Also, why don't you ask them why they are doing this. ...Read more