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Pelvic Exam For Men
Yes: All women need yearly pelvic exams to monitor for problems that arent necessarily related to pap smears. Pap smears are no longer needed if the hysterectomy was performed for benign indications and there is no prior history of moderate or severe precancerous changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some or: all of the things you mentioned. It depends upon the findings and practices of your doctor. You'll just have to wait and see. ...Read more
Many do, some dont: Board certified family docs are trained to do pap smears and pelvic exams during their residency training. Some choose to offer that service once they get into private practice, some choose not to. The same applies to many procedures including obstetrics, office surgery etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an ultrasound substitute pelvic exams? I have a phobia of pelvic exams becz of previous sexual abuse?
No but U/S can help: Sorry to hear about your abuse. Hopefully you getting help to help heal from that. An ultrasound can be an adjuvant to pelvic exam but shouldn't replace it. Maybe ask your family, friends, colleagues if they know of a compassionate, gentle physician/practitioner who can perform the exam. Discuss it first also with whatever practioner before hand so they know the situation and can help you through ...Read more
Postcoital bleeding over a yr and becoming more frequent, pelvic exam, STD tests, and pap smear all normal, only have bacterial vaginosis, wats wrong?
Cervicitis?: Spotting after sex often means inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) or cervical ectopy, a common condition on birth control pills or other hormone contraception. It can be gonorrhea or chlamydia, but these would show up on standard STD tests. Sometimes a uterine problem. Keep working with your doctor; it should be possible to find an explanation and perhaps treatment, e.g. cervical cautery. ...Read more
Bilateral pelvic pain, abdominal pain during intercourse, acne, and family history of PCOS. Normal pelvic exam and thyroid. Is PCOS a likely cause?
Maybe: Your workup is incomplete. This could be endometriosis as well. You need much more blood work and likely a pelvic US to help determine if PCOs or something else. If sexually active an STD and infection check may be warranted. The acne of PCOs is usually fairly severe and over a large portion of the body, so yours may or may not be related. ...Read more
Yes: And vice versa. It depends on who you go to. ...Read more
That's unusual.: The only patients that i've ever anesthetized for a pelvic exam were children. It would be extraordinarily unusual for a patient to need anesthesia for a routine pelvic exam. I could understand however that some women with very painful conditions or a history of a traumatic experience may benefit from some sedation prior to their pelvic exam, but not a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Likely: Most women have some difficulty having an orgasm under ideal circumstances. A routine pelvic exam is not intended to be arousing. It is possible for some women to become aroused by the combination of being undressed and in a submissive vulnerable position, but an orgasm would be very unlikely. If you are attracted to your doctor to the point of arousal, it may be better for you to change doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have post void dribbling? Nothing found on urinalysis and pelvic ultrasound. should I go for MRI pelvic ?
No. Uroflow. Urolog: The MRI won't help u to a diagnosis, given that nothing has been found on ultrasound & other tests so far. The best test is a uroflow study (a test to determine how much your bladder holds & the volume flow rate thru the urethra). If, by exam & tests, ur prostate is enlarged, uroflow study isn't necessary (but 20 is too young for ur prostate 2b enlarged). A good Urologist should guide u thru test ...Read more
Does pelvic exams examine a pelvic immflammtory disease? And are pelvic exams the same as STD tests? And how are they done?
Yes and NO: A pelvic exam is the process of assessing the organs of the female genitalia (internal and external) for abnormalities. Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infectious process of the internal female organs and can be assessed at the time of an exam. Std tests are usually obtained by swabbing the vagina, cervix or vulva with a q-tip like device for infections. You might also need blood tests for std's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers