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When are pelvic exams done?

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Pelvic exams are done:

  • During a yearly physical exam
  • When a woman is pregnant
  • When a doctor is checking for an infection (such as chlamydia, vaginosis, trichomoniasis, and others)
  • When a woman is having pain in her pelvic area or low back

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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