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The Recto-vaginal Exam

Many doctors perform a recto-vaginal exam along with a normal pelvic exam. A doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the vagina and one into the rectum. He or she will then palpate the abdomen with the other hand.
What can a doctor tell by a recto-vagianl exam?: This type of exam allows the doctor to examine and identify abnormalities, especially on the uterus and ovaries more clearly. If you are experiencing rectal or pelvic pain, a recto-vaginal exam may help to find the source.


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