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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 other hand up top.

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How do you know that your pelvic exam was normal?

How do you know that your pelvic exam was normal?

Ask the doctor: A pelvic exam includes a bimanual exam as well as a pap smear and a visual evaluation of the cervix. The pap smear results usually take 4-5 days to come back. The rest, the doctor or nurse practitioner who did the exam can tell you during the exam. ...Read more

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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

21: Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

A breast self-exam may be helpful but it is not a substitute for a diagnostic test. ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
Once
Have your partner get STD testing
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
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Why does my pelvic exam hurted ?

Pelvic exam: 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. ...Read more

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Will a pelvic exam hurt if i'm a virgin?

Not usually: 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. ...Read more

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Preventing Prostate Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Prostate Cancer

Do have a have a regular prostate exam. Psa often falsely positive. Exam is better. Ultrasound best! ...See more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Take antibiotics as prescribed
daily
Abstain from sex
once
Call your doctor if worsening fever or pelvic pain
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What happens in a pelvic exam? Will it hurt if i already have pain in that area?

Find a gentle doctor: A complete pelvic exam involves both insertion of a speculum into the vagina so the doctor can look at the vagina and cervix, and something called a bimanual exam so the doctor can feel the size and shape of the uterus, tubes and ovaries. Sometimes the exam is complemented by a sonogram. As long as you find a gentle doctor who will go slowly and gently it is nothing to be afraid of. ...Read more

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During pelvic exam found non specific fluid in pelvic what does this mean?

During pelvic exam found non specific fluid in pelvic what does this mean?

Fluid: Usual nothing. Small amounts of fluid in the abdomen (peritoneal cavity) are normal. It also can be from a ruptured physiologic cyst. ...Read more

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