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What should I do before a pelvic exam?

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You should schedule the exam for when you're not on your period. For 48 hours before, you shouldn't:

�Douche

�Use a tampon

�Have sex

�Use birth control foam, cream, or jelly

�Use medicine or cream in your vagina

From: The Pelvic Exam WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The American Cancer Society. . Centers for Disease Control.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

SOURCES:  The American Cancer Society. . Centers for Disease Control.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 17, 2018

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