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What occurs during a vaginal examination?

What occurs during a vaginal examination?

Speculum: A doctor uses a bivalve instrument, called a speculum, by inserting it gently into the vagina to unfold the vagina to get a look specifically at the cervix and potentially to do swabs for infections and for cervical cancer screening. A bimanual exam is when the doctor enters one or two fingers of the one hand into the vagina and palpates the ovaries and the uterus with the opposing hand. ...Read more

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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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Why are women forced to undergo a per vaginal examination every year?

Why are women forced to undergo a per vaginal examination every year?

Screening: A pelvic exam allows your physician to check for polyps, pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions, fibroids, enlarged uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries. In addition, depending on your age, a rectovaginal exam can also help screen for anal and rectal lesions. ...Read more

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How infection caused by per vaginal examination?

How infection caused by per vaginal examination?

Pelvic examination: An infection after a pelvic examination would be very, very, very rare. More likely there was already a vaginal infection starting that was not bad enough to be picked up yet. ...Read more

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I need help with my pelvic exam report. What is having a Virginal Introitus (It's Not vaginal introitus) mean on a pelvic exam? Is my hymen intact?

I need help with my pelvic exam report.  What is having a Virginal Introitus (It's Not vaginal introitus) mean on a pelvic exam?  Is my hymen intact?

Description: The vaginal orifice is an introitus that leads to the vaginal canal. Virginal simply refers to the fact that the Doctor dictating the report (whom did your pelvic exam) is under the impression that you are a Virgin. You cannot infer that your hymen is intact purely from this description. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've had beige vaginal discharge for the past 24 hours. I had a pelvic exam 5 days ago during which i bled from cervix. Could this be related?

I've had beige vaginal discharge for the past 24 hours.  I had a pelvic exam 5 days ago during which i bled from cervix.  Could this be related?

Yes likely : If you had bleeding during your pelvic exam then yes it is likely the discharge is related to the bleeding and will likely resolve on its on. ...Read more

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Could Virginal Introitus on a pelvic exam in my medical records mean I have an imperforate hymen? It does not say vaginal introitus, but virginal?

Could Virginal Introitus on a pelvic exam in my medical records mean I have an imperforate hymen? It does not say vaginal introitus, but virginal?

No: "Virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning. It does not mean "imperforate hymen". The reason "virginal introitus" doesn't have much meaning is because a doctor usually cannot tell by looking, whether or not a woman has technically had sexual intercourse (a penis has entered the outermost space of her vaginal area). ...Read more