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Is there a way to get birth control without pelvic exam?

Is there a way to get birth control without pelvic exam?

Yes. : Frequently a doctor doesn't need to do a pelvic exam before prescribing the pill. Occasionally it is important. Sometimes an ultrasound can be substituted instead of an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
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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 ...Read more


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Do you need a pelvic exam in order to get birth-control?

Hormonal, yes: Hormonal forms of contraception are still dispensed in the usa at the md's physical examination to rule out medical conditions that might preclude their use that exam for females does include a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Do they force you have a pelvic exam in order to get birth-control?

No: You do not need to have a pelvic exam in order to get birth control medication, but you should be open and honest with your physician about your sexual practices and concerns so that he or she can be best equipped to treat you. ...Read more

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Can there be any way i can get birth control without a pelvic exam?

Can there be any way i can get birth control without a pelvic exam?

Depends on the docto: If you are not having pain, have regular periods, then you may not 'need' to have a pelvic exam in my opinion. Screening for sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea/chlamydia) is usually recommended for young, sexually active women, but this could be done with a urine sample. Really, it will depend on the doctors personal opinion and preference. ...Read more

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My docter wants me to have a pelvic exam in order to get my refill in birth control. Why?

My docter wants me to have a pelvic exam in order to get my refill in birth control. Why?

Standard practice: This is more than a refill for an asthma inhaler. Surveillance for cancer, infection and a review of potential new risks for continuing the drugs are all part of routine use of this class of drugs.Any abnormalities on a previous exam may warrant a more frequent exam and testing. This is a simple question that you should feel comfortable asking the doc or his staff, and the answer should make sense ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my docter wants me to have a pelvic exam in order to get my refill in birth control.?

Get tested: This is a routine part of women's health. If you don't get it done, you might loose out on a chance to pick up cervical or uterine cancer in the early treatable stages. ...Read more

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Does planned parenthood require a pelvic exam woman take before giving her birth control?

Call them and ask: Keep in mind, they are also people who do abortions all day long - so my advice is always to stay away from them. But if you must, just call and ask them that question over the phone. ...Read more

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Will i need to get a pelvic exam to get birth control pills?

Will i need to get a pelvic exam to get birth control pills?

It depends: If you're healthy and have no risk factors for cervical disease, you need to be examined every 3 years. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get birth control pill without the pelvic exam?

Would not recommed: I would recommend if you see your family doc to have a very good history , physical examination and any risk factor against taking the pill. It is also important that the right kind of pill should be selected and given to you. Pelvicc examination is not mandatory but pregnancy test need to be done and breast examination also should be done ...Read more

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How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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Do you need to have a pelvic exam while on birth control, even if your not sexually active?

Yes, if over 21: Pelvic exams are indicated for all women over 21 years of age, regardless of sexual activity or birth control, because it is highly effective at detecting cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I have doc's appt soon. If I say I have bloody discharge for a week, do I have to take pelvic exam? I don't want to. I'm on birth control pill.

I have doc's appt soon. If I say I have bloody discharge for a week, do I have to take pelvic exam? I don't want to. I'm on birth control pill.

Why: If you have bloody discharge, it may be from a disturbance of the internal female anatomy like uterine cancer. If you hide the truth from your doc, the potential outcome can be fatal.If you exclude the proper exams from the evaluation process, you do the same thing. If you want the best care possible, tell the truth and discuss the process of evaluation with your doc.He/she may not need to. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and I have been trying toget pregnant . Been off birth control for some time so what's theproblem . My pelvic exams are fine , my spouses sperm count is good. Any advice ?

I am 20 years old and I have been trying toget pregnant . Been off birth control for some time so what's theproblem . My pelvic exams are fine , my spouses sperm count is good. Any advice ?

An : An ovulation predictor kit is a good idea. If you have ever had chlamydia, gonorrhea, or a pelvic infection then there is a chance your tubes may be blocked. This can be checked by your ob/gyn with a dye x-ray test (hysterosalpingogram). For most young people, you just need more time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a birth control prescription without a pelvic exam?

Unlikely : If this is the first time you are seeing the doctor that is going to give you the prescription and they don't do a pelvic exam, then they are not doing their job thoroughly. ...Read more

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Will a gynecologist/doctor absolutely have to do a pelvic exam to prescribe birth control?

Will a gynecologist/doctor absolutely have to do a pelvic exam to prescribe birth control?

Not necessarily: If you have normal, regular periods, and no symptoms of pain, discomfort, then i personally don't feel that a pelvic exam is absolutely necessary. Certainly others may have different opinions. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in a year because of birth control i got an pelvic exam and everything is normal so what's the reason im not getting pregnant?

I haven't had a period in a year because of birth control i got an pelvic exam and everything is normal so what's the reason im not getting pregnant?

Not on the internet: Fertility problems can be one of a number of chemical or physical problems. A pelvic exam is not in any way a fertility examination. Nor will it provide any data or answer as to why one is not conceiving. If you need a fertility test then you and your male partner should go see a true fertility expert. ...Read more

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Doctor want to start me on birth control and hormones because I haven't had my period. Will a pelvic exam be done?

Doctor want to start me on birth control and hormones because I haven't had my period. Will a pelvic exam be done?

Not usually: Nowadays, we try not to do pelvic exams on patients who just have irregular periods. As long as you do not have a lot of pain or abnormally heavy periods, you will probably not need a pelvic exam until age 21. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having a problem with constant bleeding and stomach pain. they put me on birth control it lessened it until recently. my doc did a pelvic exam and an ulrasound but nothing came up. What is Endometriosis and could it be a cause? my aunt had it.

I have been having a problem with constant bleeding and stomach pain. they put me on birth control it lessened it until recently. my doc did a pelvic exam and an ulrasound but nothing came up. What is Endometriosis and could it be a cause? my aunt had it.

Maybe pain: Endometriosis is a pelvic peritoneal disease in women; often associated with pelvic pain and sometimes with infertility. It is definitely not a cause of dysfunctional bleeding though, so you "may" have more than one condition going on. You need to work with your doctor to take the diagnosis another step. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more