Can you be forced to get a pap smear or pelvic exam?

No. Even if it is medically recommended. You cannot be forced a medical exam such as a pap smear or a pelvic exam.. Obviously not getting tests or exams done has pros/cons. Make sure you weigh the risks of deciding or not deciding to do a certain exam or test. If pregnant, you're not just making decision for yourself, but also for baby.
NO. You should never be forced to accept any medical exam without your consent. This would be a crime! Of course it is smart to get certain exams and you should think carefully about the risks and benefits of refusing an exam that is advised by your doctor.....

Related Questions

How to know if I need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to. Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. Read more...

Why do you spot blood or get brownish spotting after a pelvic exam/pap smear? Only notice on toilet paper after urination.

Maybe just ok... Give at least one week to pass by and i would not worry as long as getting better and better day by day. If any doubt, see and talk with professionals with a proper urinalysis to clear and address your personal concern. Meanwhile practice healthy lifestyle and avoid any forms of overindulgence and obsession. Best wish... Read more...

What are the differences between a pelvic exam and a pap smear?

Pap vs Pelvic Exam. For a pap, the doctor places a speculum in the vagina and uses a small soft brush to sample some cervical cells. The cells are sent to a lab to check for cervical cancer. A pelvic exam includes a bimanual exam where the provider places a finger in the vagina and uses her other hand on the abdomen. By doing this, the doc/np is able to tell the size of uterus and ovaries. Read more...
Very specific. A pelvic exam means visually and/or physically evaluating all the organs of the pelvis including the outer genitalia, the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. A pap smear is the specific test that involves scraping the surface of the outer cervix and inner cervical canal for cells to evalute under the microscope for abnormalities. Read more...

Would trichomonas be detected on a pelvic exam that did not include a pap smear?

Yes. The best way to make a diagnosis of trichomonas is by collecting a sample of discharge in saline and looking at it under the microscope. The doctor can easily identify the moving trichomonads. When they are dried on a pap smear, they can be confused with vaginal cells. Read more...
Wet Prep or Pap. Definite diagnosis of trichomonas can only be made by either examination of vaginal discharge under the microscope ( the test is called a wet prep) or on pap smear. Sometimes vaginal discharge can look like there may be trichomonas to your doctor, but that alone is not enough. Read more...

When should you have a pelvic exam and a pap smear test?

Yearly. Every year starting at age 21. Once you are 30 and all your pap smears have been normal, you can go every 3 years to get your pap test. Read more...
At age 21. Current guidelines recommend the first pap smear at age 21. Pap smears are to be taken every other year until age 30 and then every 3 years thereafter if you have 3 normals in a row and no abnormals for the previous 10 years. Pelvic exams should begin when you are sexually active to monitor for infections, or if you are having problems with menstrual cycles, etc. Read more...