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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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Spotting for 1 week after post partum pelvic exam?

Timing? May be norma: The post partum exam is usually 6 weeks after delivery, and usually includes a pap smear. Is this the case with your exam? If so possibly the pap caused some spotting that should stop shortly. Another factor to consider is whether you are nursing. If not breast feeding, you may be about to resume your normal menstrual cycles. If any pain or continued bleeding, check in with your ob.

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Second week of light spotting after getting period. I went to see doctor, had pelvic exam and was told everything is ok. Why won't spotting stop?

Second week of light spotting after getting period. I went to see doctor, had pelvic exam and was told everything is ok. Why won't spotting stop?

Hormone Imbalance: I suspect your estrogen and Progesterone are not in balance. If poor sleep, pms, headaches, low libido, etc. Accompany the spotting, you probably need your estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid levels checked.

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I have had an IUD in for two years with no problems. I had my annual pap/pelvic exam two weeks ago. Been spotting deep red blood ever since. Trouble?

I have had an IUD in for two years with no problems. I had my annual pap/pelvic exam two weeks ago. Been spotting deep red blood ever since. Trouble?

IUD and bleeding: The iud makes the lining thin. It may make your cycles irregular or the iud may have been manipulated with the examination, if you are comfortable using the iud as a birth control method, I would monitor the bleeding and see your doctor if it continues to be irregular.

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Why do you spot blood or get brownish spotting after a pelvic exam/pap smear? Only notice on toilet paper after urination.

Why do you spot blood or get brownish spotting after a pelvic exam/pap smear? Only notice on toilet paper after urination.

Maybe just ok...: Give at least one week to pass by and I would not worry as long as getting better and better day by day. If any doubt, see and talk with professionals with a proper urinalysis to clear and address your personal concern. Meanwhile practice healthy lifestyle and avoid any forms of overindulgence and obsession. Best wish...

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14 days late period negative urine tests, light spotting after pelvic exam, is this normal? No STDS same partner for 5+years.

14 days late period negative urine tests, light spotting after pelvic exam, is this normal? No STDS same partner for 5+years.

Delayed period.: Chronic illnesses, or an illness, stress, anxiety, etc. Can delay a period if the pregnancy test is negative. Spotting after a pelvic exam could be normal if there is no cervicitis or trauma to the cervix or hormonal problem or cancer.

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I take amethyst, the continuous BCP. And have spotting. All tests and exams have came out clear. What can I do to stop this spotting?

I take amethyst, the continuous BCP. And have spotting. All tests and exams have came out clear. What can I do to stop this spotting?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working.

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In the last 4 months I've began having spotting the day before my period, what could cause this? My cervical exam was normal.

In the last 4 months I've began having spotting the day before my period, what could cause this? My cervical exam was normal.

Hormone production: Spotting a day before your menses on a regular menses may be considered normal and just marks the beginning of your peroid. However, it may reflect less hormone production during your cycle. There can be anatomic reasons as well that only an ultrasound will pick up such as a fibroid or a polyp inside the urerine cavity.

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28wks preg Ob did internal exam as had vag spotting. Was uncomfy, cervx was closed/firm. Can repeat internal cause harm had pinkish discharg12hrs later?

28wks preg Ob did internal exam as had vag spotting. Was uncomfy, cervx was closed/firm. Can repeat internal cause harm had pinkish discharg12hrs later?

Highly unlikely: While an exam can cause some bleeding if your cervix is raw/friable, it will not cause harm to your pregnancy at 28 weeks. It is important that the exam be done and sometimes repeated in order to know if the is a problem that must be treated so the pregnancy can continue without problems. Sometimes this will cause some spotting but it is necessary. Best wishes.

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W/ mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, having pains in low ab region after sex, usually w/ light spotting. Asked dr about it during exam, said nothings wrong. What can it be?

W/ mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, having pains in low ab region after sex, usually w/ light spotting. Asked dr about it during exam, said nothings wrong. What can it be?

Check it with U/S: You should be able to feel the strings to check if the ius is in place. Also, an ultrasoulnd could help to make sure it is in the correct postion in the uterus. Usually one doesn't bleed with intercourse with it.

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Spotting between menstral cycles after a c section 10 months ago. Hormonal problem or???? Yearly exams are normal.

Spotting between menstral cycles after a c section 10 months ago. Hormonal problem or???? Yearly exams are normal.

Breastfeeding?: If you at breastfeeding it is common for you to have irregular periods or spotting between periods until a few months after your child weans. I usually advise my patients that they can expect about 6 months to a year of odd periods after birth. If you are otherwise healthy and your physical exam and PAP at normal I wouldn't worry too much. You could try birth control pills to help regulate cycles.

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On oc pills for years. Spotting last month. Dr. Advises pap smear (normal in 2011) & pelvis exam. Necessary? I thought spotting on oc is not a concern

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On oc pills for years. Spotting last month. Dr. Advises pap smear (normal in 2011) & pelvis exam. Necessary? I thought spotting on oc is not a concern

Although: Breakthrough bleeding and spotting can occur while on coc, there are many other reasons someone can spot, i.e. Cervical infection or abnormality. Your doctor wants to make sure nothing else is wrong. I would schedule a visit or give him or her a call for clarification. Good luck!

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I had spotting at 5 weeks when I was pregnant I went to the ER they did a pelvic exam the next say I m/c could the exam they did case my m/c I never m/c?

I had spotting at 5 weeks when I was pregnant I went to the ER they did a pelvic exam the next say I m/c could the exam they did case my m/c I never m/c?

Miscarriage: Nope. Their exam did not cause a miscarriage. Your spotting is an indication that you were or had begun to miscarry. In reality, most pregnancies miscarry. But, most pregnancy miscarriages are thought just to be heavy periods since many females do not realize they are pregnant. The statistics are amazing. So, even though this is your first it is not abnormal to miscarry.

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What to expect for gyno exam?

What to expect for gyno exam?

A few things: The regular, general exam you get from every physician (since we are also primary care docs), speculum exam (the metallic/plastic duckbill thing that goes in the vagina to allow the doc to see you vagina and cervix), maybe Pap smear (brush collecting surface cells from the cervix/vagina), rarely a biopsy (which your doctor should let you know beforehand), bimanual exam, maybe rectovaginal exam, etc

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Would a gyno exam include an armpit exam?

Would a gyno exam include an armpit exam?

Yes: A complete gynecological exam includes breast exam, axilla, supraclavicular and neck lymph nodes. Pelvic exam to include inguinal area examination as well.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more