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What age should a girl have first pelvic exam?

What age should a girl have first pelvic exam?

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 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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At what age should I receive my first pelvic exam?

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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At what age does a guy have to have a rectal exam?

At what age does a guy have to have a rectal exam?

No age limit: Rectal examination done as a part of physical examination or when indicated to age limit for , male or female. ...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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What should I expect for a physical exam for a 16 year old girl?

What should I expect for a physical exam for a 16 year old girl?

Physical exam: During most teen physicals the doctor will interview the patient both in the presence of the parent and without the parent to screen for things like depression, sleep disorders, school problems, drug use, sexual activity, etc. The doctor will examine the teen checking all body parts, assessing for scoliosis, fitness, irregular heart beats. We want to check that all is well. ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old male going to a urologist for the first time for a non STI epididymitis exam. Can you tell me what will the first exam be like and ?

I am a 38 year old male going to a urologist for the first time for a non STI epididymitis exam. Can you tell me what will the first exam be like and ?

Male genital exam: The doctor will examine your genitals, including gently feeling the testicles. Maybe a digital (finger) rectal examination of your prostate. Collection of urine for testing. Maybe an ultrasound exam of the testicles. Altogether pretty much painless, except massaging the prostate is uncomfortable, but not all that bothersome for most men. ...Read more

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When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?

When getting a yearly physical exam is it better to have a male dr perform the exam & female dr for a female? What exam is needed when your 45 male?

Doesn't matter: The gender of the physician and patient do not have to be matched to have a quality annual exam. If pub feel more comfortable with one over another, that's ok, and you can choose your doctor accordingly. Best to keep the same doctor over the years and develop a good relationship. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

When should a lady get her first gynecologist exam?

Depends: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity.Some peds/adolescent med/fps provide these services as part of ongoing care of their patient population. Any sexual activity requires surveylance for std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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Hi just asking if it would be possible for a girl 15 years old to be exact be pregnant she had her period late with a symptom of back pain ?

Hi just asking if it would be possible for a girl 15 years old to be exact be pregnant she had her period late with a symptom of back pain ?

It is possible.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

What do doctors check during a physical exam of a 12-year-old boy?

Head-to-toe: First: vital signs. Heart rate, blood pressure, weight, height. We will also check their vision. Then a head to toe exam just like in previous exams. ENT, heart, lungs and abdomen. We look for signs for the onset of puberty including pubic hair, and testicular size. We talk to the child about maturation, general safety, activity specific safety, avoiding high risk behaviors, school and friends. ...Read more

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Do you have a rectal exam during a pelvic exam?

Do you have a rectal exam during a pelvic exam?

Yes: With rare exceptions, i recommend a rectal exam with the pelvic exam. It allows the doctor to feel behind the uterus making it easier to detect ovarian cysts or nodularity of endometriosis, in women over 40, it provides an exam of the rectum which can show occult polyps or even cancers. I feel the rectal exam adds to the completeness of the pelvic exam allowing a true clean bill of health. ...Read more

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At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

Depends on situation: If a woman has no gynecological problems: no probs w/periods, not sexually active, doesn't have pain, or need birth control - they may not see their gynecologist until age 21 (when the first pap smear is recommended now). But for any problems - they can see a gynecologist - at any age, for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a family doctor checkup for a 19-year-old girl?

What can I expect at a family doctor checkup for a 19-year-old girl?

Physical: Labs, thorough physical exam and if you are sexually active then a pap smear. ...Read more

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If I have a pelvic/pap exam at obgyn do I still need a physical from family dr or is ob exam enough. ?

If I have a pelvic/pap exam at obgyn do I still need a physical from family dr or is ob exam enough. ?

Depends: Everyone does their routine during the annual GYN exam. Some GYN's do more primary care than others. At the very least you'll likely get a pelvic exam, breast exam and vitals including weight. ...Read more

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At what age a healthy man should start having annual physical exams?

At what age a healthy man should start having annual physical exams?

Age 40 but...: Thats if you have no strong family for heart disease , high blood pressure, diabetes, breast or colon cancer, non-smoker, normal bowel habits, no non-healing skin sores , maintain routine dental checkups, and have no long term / chronic complaints. As always , this decision should be made between you and your family doctor. ...Read more

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I would like to know when a full blood panel on a 36 year old female for a regular physical is done what do they check for ?

I would like to know when a full blood panel on a 36 year old female  for a regular physical is done what do they check for ?

Worth doing: I'm guessing you're asking about a metabolic profile. The treatable things that will actually get picked up with considerable frequency include diabetes, parathyroid adenoma, smoldering liver disease (hepatitis family), hemochromatosis, iron deficiency, cholesterol troubles, and early kidney disease. ...Read more

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If I had herpes inside my urethra would a doctor know after doing a pelvic exam?

If I had herpes inside my urethra would a doctor know after doing a pelvic exam?

Only if visible: Dr. would be able to see it only if clearly visible on the outside of the urethra. If the lesions are even inside by 1/8 of an inch, this would not be visible. If you are concerned, you should see a urologist and a cystoscopy could be done in the office to check this out. The procedure is not painful, and will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Why would my 15 year old need a pelvic exam?

Teen Gynecology: There are many gynecologic reasons for a teen to see a gynecologist. However, to need a pelvic exam implies that there is a sexual activity-related complaint. Whatever the reason, it is wise to provide the consultation. ...Read more

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Have a pap smear once a year to test for cancer. What other tests should I be having done to know if my reproductive organs are healthy?

Have a pap smear once a year to test for cancer. What other tests should I be having done to know if my reproductive organs are healthy?

Routine lab: Tsh, cbc, cmp, vit d. Other tests, labs depending in your health, symptoms (vaginal bleeding, nipple discharge, unsual headaches etc...) , your age (ie, menopausal, or near menopausal), if trying to get pregnant but cannot. Lots of scenarios. Talk to your doctor for advice, that what we do. ...Read more

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What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

What is a good age for a woman to have her first child?

Depends: There is no correct answer. It depends on her health, personal goals, aspirations, culture, and financial situation. This is a personal decision made taking into account the needs and desires of the woman and her partner ...Read more