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What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

Typical exam: There is typically a normal pelvic exam during the initial visit, with pap smear, cultures for infection, and a bimanual exam to evaluate the size of the uterus and pelvis. Physicians will usually do pelvic exams (bimanual only) from 37 weeks on to check the cervix, but this isn't required, especially if you aren't contracting yet. Other exams may be indicated if you are having problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

What does it mean when your pelvis begins to hurt during pregnancy ?

Many reasons: It depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Pelvic pain could be due to a variety of different reasons (infection, preterm contractions, round ligament pain, etc.). Any significant type of pain during pregnancy should warrant an assessment by your physician. ...Read more

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How long do u have to wait until right above your pelvis start to get hard during pregnancy?

How long do u have to wait until right above your pelvis start to get hard during pregnancy?

Uterine growth: I think you are asking when you can feel your uterus above your pubic bone. Usually this is between 12-14 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a good ultra sound substitute pelvic exams during pregnancy?

Can a good ultra sound substitute pelvic exams during pregnancy?

No: Believe it or not ultrasounds have not been shown to positively effect outcomes in pregnancy and some argue cause more unneeded concern. Good news is that you don't need pelvic exams while pregnant. Visits are to monitor your blood pressure, the babies growth, etc. and this is done without a pelvic exam. Good luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience back pain after a standard pelvic check during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

Is it normal to experience back pain after a standard pelvic check during pregnancy? I'm 14 weeks.

Not typical : A pelvic exam does not generally cause back pain. Lying on the uncomfortable bed while pregnant could . Good thing you just saw a doctor and i assume everything with the pregnancy and your pelvic exam was normal. That must be reassuring. ...Read more

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Should there be a concern with pelvic and back pressure/pain during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Should there be a concern with pelvic and back pressure/pain during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: Both of these symptoms are very common during pregnancy especially from the second trimester on. They can however symptoms of problems like preterm labor, bladder or kidney infection. If you have these symptoms contact your md to make sure you are not having any problems. ...Read more