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How can being overweight affect your pelvic exam?

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A pelvic exam is a way for your doctor to look for signs of illness your uterus, vagina, bladder, and other organs near your pelvis. It’s more difficult to detect any possible problems in women who are overweight or obese. Sometimes, your doctor may need to order an ultrasound test to double check findings from a pelvic exam.

From: The Pelvic Exam and Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:

The National Women's Health Information Center.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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