Where to Get a Pelvic Exam. . . and Understanding Its Preventive Power

August 2013

Knowing when and where to get a pelvic exam is an important component of every woman’s regular healthcare routine. While it may not be your favorite annual appointment, knowing the preventive power of a pelvic exam helps maintain your gynecologic health and can potentially save your life.
Get more information on where to get a pelvic exam in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.The benefits of placing your feet in a pair of stirrups each year are worth it. Not only are you protecting yourself against cervical cancer and infertility, but you are promoting healthy pregnancies and childbirth now and in the future.

There are four reasons a pelvic examination may be performed:

  1. During your annual physical exam
  2. When you are pregnant
  3. When you think you have an infection
  4. When you are experiencing pain in your pelvic or lower back area
  5. When you experience any irregular bleeding or spotting

The pelvic exam itself consists of a visual and manual assessment of your reproductive organs. Most doctors will check your vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, rectum, and pelvis, including your ovaries, for masses, growths, or other abnormalities. Your doctor may also perform a Pap smear during your pelvic exam (see Fig. A). Rest assured, your complete pelvic exam should take about only 10 minutes!

Contact us to learn more about where to get a pelvic exam (or where to get a Pap smear) and to discuss further what you can expect from the exam. Call 920-885-6090 or visit www.bdwomenshealth.com for more information.



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