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Does pelvic exams examine a pelvic immflammtory disease? And are pelvic exams the same as STD tests? And how are they done?
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and NO
A pelvic exam is the process of assessing the organs of the female genitalia (internal and external) for abnormalities.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infectious process of the internal female organs and can be assessed at the time of an exam. Std tests are usually obtained by swabbing the vagina, cervix or vulva with a q-tip like device for infections. You might also need blood tests for std's.

In brief: Yes and NO
A pelvic exam is the process of assessing the organs of the female genitalia (internal and external) for abnormalities.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infectious process of the internal female organs and can be assessed at the time of an exam. Std tests are usually obtained by swabbing the vagina, cervix or vulva with a q-tip like device for infections. You might also need blood tests for std's.
Dr. Carolyn Quist
Dr. Carolyn Quist
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
A pelvic exam looks for stds, abnormality to your pap smear, and for pelvic inflammatory disease.
See your doctor.

In brief: Yes
A pelvic exam looks for stds, abnormality to your pap smear, and for pelvic inflammatory disease.
See your doctor.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
In brief: No
This is an important part of the diagnose end point.
This includes a physical exam of the pelvis and a visual exam.

In brief: No
This is an important part of the diagnose end point.
This includes a physical exam of the pelvis and a visual exam.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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