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Can you have your pelvic exam on the 4th day of your period?
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In brief: Yes
A pelvic exam to check the uterus and ovaries can be done at any time, including during heavy bleeding.
If the pelvic exam is being done to check for cervical cancer or pre-cancer with a pap smear, it is best to do it when bleeding is minimal. Often routine pap smears can be done only every 2 to 3 years, but the annual exam includes much more preventative care than just the pap smear.

In brief: Yes
A pelvic exam to check the uterus and ovaries can be done at any time, including during heavy bleeding.
If the pelvic exam is being done to check for cervical cancer or pre-cancer with a pap smear, it is best to do it when bleeding is minimal. Often routine pap smears can be done only every 2 to 3 years, but the annual exam includes much more preventative care than just the pap smear.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
In brief: Pelvic exam
Yes, you can have a pelvic exam safely at any point during your period.

In brief: Pelvic exam
Yes, you can have a pelvic exam safely at any point during your period.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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