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My daughter has been diag with prob PCOS 2 prev unrelated miscarriage low levels of progesterone dr wants to do a pelvic exam during her period why?

My daughter has been diag with prob PCOS 2 prev unrelated miscarriage low levels of progesterone dr wants to do a pelvic exam during her period why?

Miscarriage in PCOS: Miscarriages are common in PCOS. Metformin treatment for 3 months or more may help reduce this. Exam feel size of ovaries and uterus.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have been suffering come-and-go rectal/anal pain, back pain and pelvic pain during period for the past two years. My period ends a week ago but I have been suffering from the same symptoms for the past two days even though I’m not on my period. So I wen

I have been suffering come-and-go rectal/anal pain, back pain and pelvic pain during period for the past two years. My period ends a week ago but I have been suffering from the same symptoms for the past two days even though I’m not on my period. So I wen

Endometriosis?: See you Family Doc and get checked out for endometriosis. Your symptoms sound severe, especially to have started in your teens! It is especially telling if you have deep-penetration sex pain. Plan on having a pelvic exam and an ultrasound for a complete evaluation. If it's not endometriosis, then those investigations will take you closer to a diagnosis and then a treatment.

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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.

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Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

Does having sharp painful bowel movement and strong pelvic cramp upon pushing ONLY during period normal?

No: This is unlikely to be normal. Painful Menstruation (along with pelvic irritation (resulting in bowel symptoms) can be treated. See your Gynecologist. Birth Control pills may help!!

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Experiencing pelvic discomfort and sore back pain during period (2 days now). Felt small, hard pea-sized lump in groin area. What could it be?

Experiencing pelvic discomfort and sore back pain during period (2 days now). Felt small, hard pea-sized lump in groin area. What could it be?

STD?: The pea sized nodule you are feeling may be a lymph node and it may be enlarged due to an infection. The pelvic pain and back pain may be due to cervix infection. Usually these things occur together in something like Chlamydia infection and/or gonorrhea. Typically acquired sexually due to unprotected intercourse with a new partner or a partner who has acquired the infection from somewhere.

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Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea. Is it normal?

Sharp shooting pain at anus and pelvic area upon pushing during bowel movement, only during period, have spotting, have dysmenorrhea. Is it normal?

See gynecologist: These symptoms may result from endometriosis if they are limited to days during period, however a thorough medical check up and evaluation by gynecologist is necessary.

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Sudden onset of pelvic bone pain during period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during my period.

Sudden onset of pelvic bone pain during period is it normal? I also have spotting, painful bowel movement and cramp during my period.

See your Dr: When you have sudden pain or new symptoms related to your cycle, seeing your Dr is a must.

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Can you have your pelvic exam on the 4th day of your period?

Can you have your pelvic exam on the 4th day of your period?

Yes: A pelvic exam to check the uterus and ovaries can be done at any time, including during heavy bleeding. If the pelvic exam is being done to check for cervical cancer or pre-cancer with a pap smear, it is best to do it when bleeding is minimal. Often routine pap smears can be done only every 2 to 3 years, but the annual exam includes much more preventative care than just the pap smear.

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I'm 16 and haven't started my period yet, should I get a pelvic exam?

I'm 16 and haven't started my period yet, should I get a pelvic exam?

More involved: Pelvic exams are recommended for those who are sexually active to screen for std's or by age 21 if not. An external exam and an ultrasound can often yield significant information for your lack of menses.Contact an obgyn if you want to go this route, but I recommend a pediatric endocrinologist.

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Is it normal to have pelvic (around ovaries) discomfort few days b4 period? What causes it? My last pelvic exam was in july. No cysts or issues then.

Is it normal to have pelvic (around ovaries) discomfort few days b4 period? What causes it? My last pelvic exam was in july. No cysts or issues then.

Very common: Mittelschmerz may be the cause, which is pain with ovulation. If it's predictable, try starting Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory 2 days before it comes.