Definition - What does Pelvic Exam mean?
Kinkly explains Pelvic Exam
A pelvic exam may consist of the following:
- A speculum exam - a speculum is inserted into the vagina and opened to allow the doctor to see the cervix and vagina.
- A pap smear - a small sample of cells are taken from the cervix using a brush to be examined under a microscope.
- A bimanual exam - two fingers are placed inside of the vagina. The doctor presses down on various areas feeling for changes or abnormalities of certain internal organs.
- A rectal exam - the doctor feels for tumors or abnormalities by inserting a finger in the rectum.