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.
What Is a Pap Test?
A Pap test is an exam that can reveal whether you have cervical cancer. This article explains how it’s done and what your results can reveal about your health.
What Is a Vaginal Self-Exam?
If you do regular breast self-exams, consider doing a vaginal self-exam, too. It can help alert you to health problems in between gynecologist appointments.
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