Pelvic Exam Directory
A pelvic exam allows a doctor to examine a women's pelvic organs, such as the uterus and ovaries, and other areas of the pelvis to look for problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how a pelvic exam is done, who needs one, what tests are done, and much more.
Pelvic Examination for Women: What To Expect
A pelvic exam involves a physician looking at a woman’s vulva, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, and rectum to spot signs of illness.
Pelvic Exam and Menopause
WebMD explains the role of a pelvic exam in women who are menopausal and postmenopausal.
Medical Tests in Your 50s
Learn the important medical tests to get in your 50s, including thyroid tests, colon and rectal exams, PSA and prostate tests, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol exams.
Medical Tests for Women in Their 40s
If you're a woman in your 40s, learn more from WebMD about essential tests you should have in order to stay healthy for several more decades.
What Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know
Does your gyno notice if you wax? WebMD shares seven secrets and tips from female doctors.
Gynecology for Guys
Want your man to know you better? A crash course in how a woman's body works might just help.
Women have been going to their gynecologists for Pap tests for more than 50 years. And their vigilance has paid off: Mortality rates from cervical cancer have dropped 70%, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. But a woman's chance of getting a false negative -- a result that says she's healthy when she really has cancer or pre-cancerous cells -- is still between 10