Pelvic examination

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A pelvic examination, also pelvic exam, is a physical examination of the female pelvic organs.

Broadly, it can be divided into the external examination and internal examination.

A chaperone is appropriate under some circumstances.[1]

External examination

An image that shows the introitus (the opening of the vagina) in relation to its surrounding structures, when the labia are displaced by digits during a pelvic examination.
  • examination of anatomy
  • skin lesions

Internal examination

Use of speculum[2] to locate external cervical os. Examination for foreign bodies.

Manoeuvres

References

  1. "Examination of the Female Pelvis". Retrieved 2007-12-09. 
  2. "Pelvic exam - MayoClinic.com". Retrieved 2007-12-09. 

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