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Isn't a rectovaginal exam always a part of a pelvic exam?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
A bimanual examination involving vaginal fingers and an abdominal hand usually provides the information needed to assess a patient's medical condition except under unusual circumstances.
Years ago many ob-gyn's were trained to always do rectovaginal exams, but few do today.

In brief: No
A bimanual examination involving vaginal fingers and an abdominal hand usually provides the information needed to assess a patient's medical condition except under unusual circumstances.
Years ago many ob-gyn's were trained to always do rectovaginal exams, but few do today.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Roy Arnold
Agree. If woman is 50 or older rectovaginal exam can be performed for colon cancer screening with fecal occult blood testing.
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