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After a pelvic, a ER doctor will prescribe meds for pain, right?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

In general you shouldn't need a pain medication just for a pelvic exam.
There may be some exceptions to that and some of it may depend on why you need a pelvic exam in the first place. If this is to be your first, or if you have a reason to be very anxious about it, talk with your doctor openly and up front so s/he can work with you to make it more comfortable for you.

In brief: Not necessarily

In general you shouldn't need a pain medication just for a pelvic exam.
There may be some exceptions to that and some of it may depend on why you need a pelvic exam in the first place. If this is to be your first, or if you have a reason to be very anxious about it, talk with your doctor openly and up front so s/he can work with you to make it more comfortable for you.
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