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What do doctors look for when they do a rectovaginal exam?

What do doctors look for when they do a rectovaginal exam?

Back of the pelvis: A rectal exam checks the rectum and the back of the uterus and the ovaries. It is a normal part of the pelvic exam. It can detect a cancer just inside the rectum and masses deep in the pelvis which might be otherwise missed with just a vaginal exam. ...Read more

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Should your doctor do a rectovaginal exam when you go in for your pap, just to be thorough?

Should your doctor do a rectovaginal exam when you go in for your pap, just to be thorough?

Probably hot.: Unless symptoms and complaints of things like hemorrhoids or changes in bowel habits warrant it, this exam would probably not be done, and not with a pap, which is a swab of the cervix. This would have no connection/involvement with the rectum, unless by some possible abnormality. ...Read more

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Best doctor for rectovaginal fistula?

A Urogynecologist: A urogynecologist if you can find one.Otherwise a gynecologisit. ...Read more

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Does a rectovaginal exam give you a funny feeling?

Does a rectovaginal exam give you a funny feeling?

Like a bowel movemen: A rectal exam often can make you feel like you need to have a bowel movement. If you have a large amount of stool in your rectum, often it can stimulate a bowel movement to happen a little later. ...Read more

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Isn't a rectovaginal exam always a part of a pelvic exam?

Isn't a rectovaginal exam always a part of a pelvic exam?

No: More than a decade ago it was. But little is gained on rectal exam as part of a routine gyne visit. If there are rectal symptoms, then this is a different story. ...Read more

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Why did palpating the rectovaginal wall during the digital rectal exam to diagnose a fistula cause me sharp short-lived pain? Is it common in females?

No.: Not at all common. Just embarrassing and uncomfortable, but not painful with KY lubricant use. Better return to the doctor and discuss it. Perhaps there is a painful lesion there to make a fistula a possibility which causes pain? ...Read more

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Am I crazy to want to stay in all the time because of rectovaginal fistula?

Should repair: Rectovaginal fistula can be repair easily by a surgeon.You should see a surgeon to get problems corrected. You should not stay in all the time just because of it .It is very simple to repair. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

What are the most common symptoms of rectovaginal fistula?

Discharge,irritation: A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the rectum and the vagina. This could cause discharge of stool from the vagina, as well as irritation and pain around the area. If you have a rectovaginal fistula, you should be evaluated by a physician who can help you. ...Read more