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Should I stay in the room while my daughter gets her first pelvic exam?

Should I stay in the room while my daughter gets her first pelvic exam?

Depends: It all depends on what your daughter wants. If your presence calms her it is very apropiate. The earlier the girls age the more likely she will need you there for the pelvic. ...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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My daughter is a virgin and has had serious itching around/on vagina only when she itches red bumps appear around her vagina no needles or pelvic exam?

My daughter is a virgin and has had serious itching around/on vagina only when she itches red bumps appear around her vagina no needles or pelvic exam?

Vaginal itching: Virgins can still get yeast infections, ingrown hairs, abscesses and bartholin cysts. It is important to find out what is causing the itching and/or the bumps. No internal exam or needle should be necessary. ...Read more

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In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

In bimenual pelvic exam of daughter, how doctor check labia minora and majora & anus internally-not externally by inserting 2 fingers in vaginal wall?

Please Clarify: I am sorry, but I do not get the question or the concern. Please explain what you are worried about. Do you think the doctor missed something? ...Read more

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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

21: Previous guidelines recommended that every woman have a pelvic exam by the age of 21 or 3 years after the onset of sexual activity. However, newer recommendations omit the 3-year rule and simply state that women should have their exam by age 21. ...Read more

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What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

What should I expect for a first pelvic exam?

Pelvic Exam: You should expect an examination of your pelvic area, vaginal exam, pap smear and other tests as needed. ...Read more

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Do men usually go back to the exam room with their wife or girlfriend when they get their full physical & pelvic exam?

No: Most men go with their wife for a pregnancy check or ultrasound. Usually for gynecological exam like infection check, it is best for women to go alone so they can discuss their issues in privacy and openly. ...Read more

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First pelvic exam, what is involved?

First pelvic exam, what is involved?

1st gyne exam: You'll want to let the doctor know it's your 1st exam. Stay dressed to meet ; talk. The doctor will have you undress, lay back ; put your feet in "stirrups". He/she will gently examine the outside, place a "speculum" in the vagina to hold the walls open to be examined, look at the cervix ; finally place 1 or 2 lubricated fingers inside to feel the uterus ; ovaries. Ideally, this will not hurt. ...Read more

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I am very nervous for my first pelvic exam will I feel any pain? Can I be sedated for it?

I am very nervous for my first pelvic exam will I feel any pain? Can I be sedated for it?

Not needed: Sedation will not be needed. Hopefully your Obgyn is used to dealing with people for their first exam. That makes a big difference. Fear and anxiety cause people to tense up and tighten their muscles making it more challenging. Staying calm and staying relaxed is key. A good doctor should be able to guide you through this and make it painless and easy. ...Read more