A pelvic examination is a complete physical exam of a woman's Reference pelvic organs Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window by a health professional. A pelvic exam helps a health professional evaluate the size and position of the Reference vagina Opens New Window, Reference cervix Opens New Window, Reference uterus Opens New Window, and Reference ovaries Opens New Window. A pelvic exam may be done to help detect certain cancers in their early stages, infections, Reference sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Opens New Window, or other reproductive system problems.
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|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology