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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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Feeling of tightness in pelvic area during period, on and off kind of thing but when it strike it feel like suffocating. normal?

Feeling of tightness in pelvic area during period, on and off kind of thing but when it strike it feel like suffocating. normal?

Pain: Yes and no. Some people get that. But also need to hvae futher evaluation done. Could consider doing pelvic sonogram or may be even MRI. So better.to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Do you think pelvic pains during period are symptoms of fibroids or endometriosis?

Do you think pelvic pains during period are symptoms of fibroids or endometriosis?

Dysmenorrhea: Endometriosis and fibroids are two of the most common causes of dysmenorrhea (painful periods). Other common causes are ovarian cysts, varicose veins in the pelvis or something similar to endometriosis in the muscle of the uterus, called adenomyosis. Often, birth control pills and/or Ibuprofen are sufficient to minimize the pain. If those do not work, have an evaluation by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Pain when bowel move across a particular area + pelvic cramp and deep rectal pain upon pushing DURING period. no period = no pain. cause of concern?

Pain when bowel move across a particular area + pelvic cramp and deep rectal pain upon pushing DURING period. no period = no pain. cause of concern?

Not sure: With just this little detail, it is impossible to pinpoint the problem. Sometimes a woman can have endometriosis or another cause which is only apparent at the time of her period. Your first step should be to consult your gynecologist for a complete exam and to determine if any other tests need to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe pelvic pain/discomfort after urination after miscarriage daily for a year now. Feel norm during period though. Can't even walk anymore. 21 y/o?

Severe pelvic pain/discomfort after urination after miscarriage daily for a year now. Feel norm during period though. Can't even walk anymore. 21 y/o?

Unusual: On the surface, the timing and type of pain does not make a lot of sense. Start with a gynecologist, then maybe a urologist, but keep after it until you get some answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Likely period: Back pain and a feeling of swelling or bloating are common symptoms during a period. Heating pad and Ibuprofen should help. If the symptoms occur at times other than during your period or become more severe than normal, see doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more