Glossary Term:

Title

pelvic examination

Phonetic

<b>pell</b>-vick ex-<b>am</b>-in-<b>A</b>-shun

Description

an exam of a woman’s uterus and other pelvic organs. It is used to help find cancers of the reproductive organs. The doctor will look at external structures and palpate (feel) the internal organs such as the ovaries and uterus. See also cervix, ovary, pelvis, uterus.