A rectovaginal exam is done to examine the vaginal and rectal areas
During a rectovaginal exam, your doctor inserts one
lubricated, gloved finger into the vagina and a second finger of the same hand
into the rectum while pressing on the lower abdomen with the other hand. This
allows your doctor to feel where and how large your pelvic organs
are. You can tell your doctor if it hurts when your organs are
touched or moved.
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