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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

The Pap (Papanicolaou) test

... creams, moisturizers, or lubricants, or vaginal medicines for ... Many people
confuse pelvic exams with Pap tests ... The pelvic exam is part of a woman's ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cervicalcancer/moreinformation/cervicalcancerpreventionandearlydetection/cervical-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-pap-test

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 is cervical cancer diagnosed?

... have symptoms like abnormal vaginal bleeding or ... table as you do with a pelvic
exam. ... Cystoscopy, proctoscopy, and examination under anesthesia. ...

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

Can vulvar cancer be prevented?

... to prevent anal, vulvar, and vaginal cancers and ... same time a woman has a
pelvic examination. ... How Pap tests and pelvic examinations are done. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vulvarcancer/detailedguide/vulvar-cancer-prevention

Cervical Cancer Overview

... 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/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003042-pdf.pdf

Can vaginal cancer be prevented?

... How Pap tests and pelvic examinations are done. First, the skin of the outer
vaginal lips (labia majora ... The doctor may do a rectal exam at this time ...

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