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pelvic examination

[pell-vick ex-am-in-A-shun] an exam of a woman’s uterus and other pelvic organs. It is used to look for abnormalities such as cancer in the reproductive organs. The doctor looks at external structures and palpates (feels) the internal organs such as the ovaries and uterus. See also cervix, ovary, pelvis, uterus.

Chronological History of ACS Recommendations for the Early ...

... Pap test. Start 3 years after first vaginal intercourse but no later than 21. ... Pelvic
exam. 40 and over. Yearly. ... Should include examinations for cancers of ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/chronological-history-of-acs-recommendations

How is vaginal cancer diagnosed?

... Then your doctor will physically examine you, including a pelvic exam and
possibly a Pap test and a vaginal biopsy. Colposcopy. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vaginalcancer/detailedguide/vaginal-cancer-diagnosis

Medicare Coverage for Cancer Prevention and Early ...

... Medicare coverage for more frequent exams and breast ... covers one Pap test
and pelvic exam every 24 ... at high risk for cervical or vaginal cancer or ...

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/medicare-coverage-for-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection

Can ovarian cancer be found early?

... A pelvic exam can be useful because it can find some ... Pelvic exams may,
however, help identify other cancers or gynecologic conditions. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-detection

How are cervical cancers and pre-cancers diagnosed?

... bleeding, such as bleeding after vaginal intercourse, bleeding ... exam table as
you do with a pelvic exam. ... then sent to the laboratory for examination. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/detailedguide/cervical-cancer-diagnosis

Finding cervical pre-cancers

... Pelvic exams may help find other types of cancers and ... you had a Pap test with
your pelvic exam. ... foams or jellies, other vaginal creams, moisturizers ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/moreinformation/cervicalcancerpreventionandearlydetection/cervical-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-find-pre-cancer-changes

Can cancer of the cervix be prevented?

... had a Pap test when your pelvic exam was done. ... control foams, jellies, or other
vaginal creams or ... children still need to have pelvic exams and Pap ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/overviewguide/cervical-cancer-overview-prevention

How is cancer of the cervix found?

... Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after sex, bleeding after
menopause ... Bleeding after douching or after a pelvic exam may also occur. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/overviewguide/cervical-cancer-overview-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... children. pelvic examination Search [pell-vick ex-am-in-A-shun]. an
exam of a woman's uterus and other pelvic organs. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p