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Pelvic examination

A pelvic examination, also pelvic exam, is a physical examination of the female pelvic organs.

Broadly, it can be divided into the external examination and internal examination.

A chaperone is appropriate under some circumstances.[1]

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External examination


  • examination of anatomy
  • skin lesions

Internal examination

Use of speculum[2] to locate external cervical os. Examination for foreign bodies.



  1. ^ Examination of the Female Pelvis. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.
  2. ^ Pelvic exam - Retrieved on 2007-12-09.
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