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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
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
During vaginal examination I have noticed on the gloves a brownish color blood. What does it means?
This is likely : Older, deoxygenated blood.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Vaginal swelling and itching day after annual pelvic exam. No symptoms prior to exam. What caused this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is it possible to get cervical or vaginal damage during a pap smear/pelvic exam? Is there a test that can detect this problem? Or can it heal by itself?
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
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