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What can you expect during a pelvic exam?

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You do not have to do anything special to get ready for a pelvic exam. When you arrive at the office, your doctor may ask if you need to use the bathroom, just in case. Sometimes, a urine sample is requested.

You can expect to feel a little discomfort, but you should not feel pain during a pelvic exam. The exam itself takes about 10 minutes.

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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