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When having a pelvic exam can the doctor accidently tear the hymen while looking at the cervix?

When having a pelvic exam can the doctor accidently tear the hymen while looking at the cervix?

Yes: If the hymen is intact, with rare exceptions, the doctor should not be looking at the cervix. Virginal women cannot have cervical disease. If there is some reason to be looking at the cervix, such as unexplained bleeding or pain or exposure before birth to des or trauma, the exam should be done by a doctor equipped with methods of exam that are less invasive. ...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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I'm considering going for my first pelvic exam & Pap smear. I'm 21, a virgin, & concerned about pain. Will the speculum hurt or tear my hymen?

I'm considering going for my first pelvic exam & Pap smear. I'm 21, a virgin, & concerned about pain. Will the speculum hurt or tear my hymen?

Not to worry.: Women and girls may be judged by their happiness, their friendliness, and many other wonderful traits, but not by the condition of their hymens. It makes absolutely no difference whether a person has a big hymen, little hymen, broken hymen, unbroken hymen, etc... One need not worry about hymens when seeing her doctor, as it cannot matter in a free, modern, equitable society. ...Read more

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I need help with my pelvic exam report. What is having a Virginal Introitus (It's Not vaginal introitus) mean on a pelvic exam? Is my hymen intact?

Description: The vaginal orifice is an introitus that leads to the vaginal canal. Virginal simply refers to the fact that the Doctor dictating the report (whom did your pelvic exam) is under the impression that you are a Virgin. You cannot infer that your hymen is intact purely from this description. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whats the pecess of a pelvic exam ? To test the hymen

Whats the pecess of a pelvic exam ? To test the hymen

A pelvic exam: is done to check the vagina and cervix and to do a pap smear to look for pre cancerous cells the hymen is not a part of the exam ...Read more

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Could Virginal Introitus on a pelvic exam in my medical records mean I have an imperforate hymen? It does not say vaginal introitus, but virginal?

Could Virginal Introitus on a pelvic exam in my medical records mean I have an imperforate hymen? It does not say vaginal introitus, but virginal?

No: "Virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning. It does not mean "imperforate hymen". The reason "virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning is because a doctor usually cannot tell by looking, whether or not a woman has technically had sexual intercourse (a penis has entered the outermost space of her vaginal area). ...Read more

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What is my doctor checking when he does my pelvic exam?

What is my doctor checking when he does my pelvic exam?

Screening: A routine pelvic exam is predominantly done to sample cells from the cervix for cervical cancer screening. Your doctor may also be looking for warts or cysts or ulcers on your external genitalia, abnormalities in your ovaries, and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas. ...Read more

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Tips on how to decline a pelvic exam during my doctor's visit?

Why Pelvics?: You will not have to convince your doctor--a simple refusal is adequate. However, think twice about refusing if you are due for an exam. Early detection is the key to successfully treating cancers of the breast, cervix, and endometrium. ...Read more

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Im 28. Had pelvic exam last week. When the doctor touch the ovaries they were so painful. What could be the problm?

Im 28. Had pelvic exam last week. When the doctor touch the ovaries they were so painful. What could be the problm?

Please call your do: Many possible causes , your doc should have explained possible causes and already started a wokup, at the very least u need a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

Hymen (Definition)

A membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely occludes ...Read more