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What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

What can I expect to happen during pelvic exams during pregnancy?

Typical exam: There is typically a normal pelvic exam during the initial visit, with pap smear, cultures for infection, and a bimanual exam to evaluate the size of the uterus and pelvis. Physicians will usually do pelvic exams (bimanual only) from 37 weeks on to check the cervix, but this isn't required, especially if you aren't contracting yet. Other exams may be indicated if you are having problems. ...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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Sometimes i bleed during sex. i am 4'11 and 100 pounds so im very little. ive had a pelvic exam, pregnancy and STI tests and nothing. is it my size?

Sometimes i bleed during sex. i am 4'11 and 100 pounds so im very little. ive had a pelvic exam, pregnancy and STI tests and nothing.  is it my size?

It could be vaginal : Dryness,too forceful entry during intercourse or some small lesion at or near the cervix which is friable Since you have had an exam , it's probably the former ...Read more

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I got checked for an etopic pregnancy and they did blood tests and a pelvic exam does that mean I'm pregnant?

I got checked for an etopic pregnancy and they did blood tests and a pelvic exam does that mean I'm pregnant?

No: It only means you're pregnant if they found a significant amount of pregnancy hormone in your blood or if they did an ultrasound to actually look to see if there is an embryo in one of your fallopian tubes (this is what would be an ectopic pregnancy) and there is one present. A pelvic exam is looking at your cervix and feeling for increased pain in the lower abdomen. Checking does not mean you are. ...Read more

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Can i refuse pelvic exam on my firt app for pregnancy? Will the doctor be irritated?

Can i refuse pelvic exam on my firt app for pregnancy? Will the doctor be irritated?

Yes.: You are ALWAYS in control of your own body. A doctor can't do anything to a competent adult without consent. I can't predict how your doctor will react, so, if you tell her why you don't want a pelvic exam, perhaps you can reach a compromise. ...Read more

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How soon after conception can uterine changes be felt via pelvic exam & how early after conception can a pregnancy test show positive results?

How soon after conception can uterine changes be felt via pelvic exam & how early after conception can a pregnancy test show positive results?

10 days: A blood pregnancy test is the most accurate type of pregnancy test. It can detect a pregnancy as early as 10 days after conception. A urine pregnancy test is reliable after you miss a period. Uterine changes take longer and depending on who is doing he exam may be felt at 10-12 weeks after conception. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more