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Would a pelvic exam show signs of sexual abuse that happened years ago?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most often=no

Sexual abuse comes in many forms with the more common perpetrator leaving little if any evidence behind.
This differs from aggressive sexual assault, where there may be ripping of tissues that require surgical repair/ leave scars.

In brief: Most often=no

Sexual abuse comes in many forms with the more common perpetrator leaving little if any evidence behind.
This differs from aggressive sexual assault, where there may be ripping of tissues that require surgical repair/ leave scars.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Except in the case of severe trauma causing scarring.
..No.

In brief: Not usually

Except in the case of severe trauma causing scarring.
..No.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Marion Dunn
Psychiatry

In brief: Pelvic exam years ag

Hello, this may be somewhat of long term length of time when sexual abuse occurred.
It may be difficult to prove who was the perpetrator and what damage and pain occurred. This may involve legal counsel.

In brief: Pelvic exam years ag

Hello, this may be somewhat of long term length of time when sexual abuse occurred.
It may be difficult to prove who was the perpetrator and what damage and pain occurred. This may involve legal counsel.
Dr. Marion Dunn
Dr. Marion Dunn
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