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April 29, 2017  
EDUCATION CENTER: Diagnostics
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  • Pelvic Exam


    Overview:
    A pelvic exam is when a doctor examines the pelvic area and looks for any abnormalities.

    Detailed Information:
    During this exam, the physician inserts a finger into the vagina and another into the rectum. The physician is able to assess the size of the ovaries as well as the contour and mobility of the uterus and to feel for masses and growths. As part of the examination, the physician will also perform a Pap smear, which is specifically designed to detect cervical cancer but, in very rare instances, may reveal abnormal ovarian cells during lab evaluation.

    Last updated: 06-Jun-07


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