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What is my doctor checking when he does my pelvic exam?

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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Screening

A routine pelvic exam is predominantly done to sample cells from the cervix for cervical cancer screening.
Your doctor may also be looking for warts or cysts or ulcers on your external genitalia, abnormalities in your ovaries, and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas.

In brief: Screening

A routine pelvic exam is predominantly done to sample cells from the cervix for cervical cancer screening.
Your doctor may also be looking for warts or cysts or ulcers on your external genitalia, abnormalities in your ovaries, and sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and trichomonas.
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