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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 other hand up top
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Dr. John Geisler answered:

why does my pelvic exam hurted ?

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A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable exam both physically and sometimes mentally for some patients. It should not cause pain. If it did you should take to the health care provider who did the exam to make sure that they know so they can look for the reason.
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Dr. Lydia Collins answered:

First pelvic exam, what is involved?

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You'll want to let the doctor know it's your 1st exam. Stay dressed to meet & talk. The doctor will have you undress, lay back & put your feet in "stirrups". He/she will gently examine the outside, place a "speculum" in the vagina to hold the walls open to be examined, look at the cervix & finally place 1 or 2 lubricated fingers inside to feel the uterus & ovaries. Ideally, this will not hurt.
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Dr. Stephen Berns answered:

does a pelvic exam see bladder Cancer?

Probably not

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A pelvic ultrasound might see a mass growing in the bladder, but you would need either urine cytology or cytoscopy and biopsy for a diagnosis of cancer. I doubt a ob/gyn with a pelvic exam could feel a bladder cancer, unless it was extemely large.
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Will a pelvic exam hurt if I'm a virgin?

Not usually

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The first pelvic exam is usually more scary than painful. If you have used a tampon, it should feel no more painful than that. If not, it may be a strange sensation to have any touching in that area, but concentrating on letting your muscles go loose and letting your legs fall apart is helpful. Your doctor will help explain what to expect to avoid any surprises.
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Dr. Erinn Huffman answered:

What happens during a female pelvic exam?

A lot

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A pelvic exam is an uncomfortable part of being a woman. The goal of the pelvic exam is to look at the vulva, vagina and cervix, and ensure there are no problems. That is done with a speculum. The uterus and ovaries are then palpated to evaluate for any large masses. The entire exam is usually less than 5 min.
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Should a 15 year old have a pelvic exam ?

Depends on variables

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With today's noninvasive medical devices like ultrasound & CT, the need for a manual pelvic exam is not as pressing. It is needed if the 16 yo is sexually active and has any signs of conditions related to that activity.If not active,most delay the pelvic to within 2 yrs of becoming sexually active or 21 yo.
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How is it that I should get a pelvic exam?

For various reasons

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There are age appropriate screening tests that are recommended by appropriate authorities even though you do not have any condition. One of them is the pap smear. You can not have the test without kind of pelvic examination . On the other hand if you have pap smear done to you ,it is really important you have your uterus ,ovaries and the vaginal wall checked with one go. If pelvic organ complaint.
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Why would my 15 year old need a pelvic exam?

Teen Gynecology

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There are many gynecologic reasons for a teen to see a gynecologist. However, to need a pelvic exam implies that there is a sexual activity-related complaint. Whatever the reason, it is wise to provide the consultation.
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Can I refuse pelvic exams late in pregnancy?

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not advisable
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Dr. Ravi Chand answered:

What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

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You should expect an examination of your pelvic area, Vaginal exam, PAP smear and other tests as needed
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