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Should I Stay In The Room While My Daughter Gets Her First Pelvic Exam
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
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 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?
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
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
I had a pelvic exam, first one, after procedure, I was told I spotted a little, is that normal? I had no spotting since.
Don't worry: listen to your doctor who said it is ok. ...Read more
Depends: Currently am college of obgyne recommends that adolescents have 1st visit age 13-15 w/o exam to meet gyne, discuss issues related to gyne/ reproductive health. Pelvic exam is not required to intiiate birth control. Pelvic exam at 19 years old, depending on medical history. Pap testing beginning no later than age 21. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am about to have my first pelvic exam and I am very nervous what can I expect? What will they be doing
Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam will consist of both an external (feeling outside the genitals) and an internal (feeling inside the vagina) exam. The internal exam will be with both the doctors fingers and a speculum (an instrument to better visualize your cervix). Your doctor should be able to tell you what he or she is doing with each step of the exam. Try to relax throughout the exam. ...Read more
Do men usually go back to the exam room with their wife or girlfriend when they get their full physical & pelvic exam?
Relax: Hi. Most gyn's are aware that a first pelvic exam can provoke a little anxiety, and are VERY communicative and gentle. If you're fertility has been a problem, maybe you've had a pelvic before, but for a fertility eval, I would EXPECT a pelvic. Depending on your case, the gyn endo may order any number of hormone and/or genetic/chromosomal tests. Sorry I can't be more specific. Good luck! ...Read more
Don't worry!: Your examining physician should be told (by you) that this is your first exam, so s/he can explain the steps and reassure you. Neither examination is painful if properly performed, and you need not be embarrassed or worry one bit. Best wishes. ...Read more
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