pelvic examination


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examination

 [eg-zam″ĭ-na´shun]
inspection or investigation, especially as a means of diagnosing disease.
breast examination in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as inspection and palpation of the breasts and related areas.
mental status examination a standardized procedure to gather data to determine etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment for patients with mental disorders.
pelvic examination physical assessment of the internal pelvic organs. It includes inspection with a speculum, a papanicolaou smear, bimanual palpation, and a rectovaginal examination.
physical examination examination of the bodily state of a patient by ordinary physical means, as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.
postmortem examination autopsy.
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pelvic examination

Physical examination of the vagina and adjacent organs. A speculum is used first to visualize anatomical structures. During speculum examination, cultures and Pap test specimens may be obtained. After the speculum is removed, the pelvic organs and rectum are examined manually by the examiner.
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pelvic examination

Direct examination of a woman's external genitalia and manual examination of the internal pelvic organs, via the vagina or sometimes the rectum.
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"Because the test characteristics for the pelvic examination are not adequate, its routine performance should be reconsidered," the authors write.
These laywomen were educated about outline of female anatomy and physiology of female pelvis and communication skills about giving feedback and to guide students about pelvic examination. They were also briefed about infection control, speculum and bimanual examinations.
This was a particularly odd admission on the part of the authors in that these were the reasons that they actually recommended against routine pelvic examinations. While the authors concluded that current evidence shows that harms outweigh benefits associated with screening pelvic exams, the studies examining pain, embarrassment, and fear are of low quality.
A / NO EVIDENCE EXISTS to support a clinical benefit from annual pelvic examinations for asymptomatic women who receive Pap smears every 3 to 5 years.
Pelvic examination at this time revealed a tender mass within the vagina that was suspicious for uterine inversion.
IF your periods are heavy or troublesome your doctor will want to do a pelvic examination. He or she might also suggest an ultrasound scan, blood tests or a more invasive test like a laparoscopy.
They underwent a pelvic examination before week 16 of their pregnancy and provided a blood sample for determination of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D].
(2) A consensus-guiding malignancy search suggests an age-specific examination: endoscopic assessment and chest and abdominal studies in all patients, mammography and pelvic examination in females and prostate evaluation in males.
The percentages of the examinations that had not been performed by the students were: 52.5% for pelvic examination, 17% for breast examination, 23.5% for male genital examination and 17% for prostate examination.
The same month he gave a woman, identified as Patient A, a full pelvic examination and afterwards telephoned her repeatedly - twice at home and once at work.
"GPs need to be aware of this and carry out an ultrasound scan or, ideally, a pelvic examination. "A carrier of the ovarian cancer gene is 50% more likely to contract the disease.
"GPs need to be aware of this and carry out an ultra sound scan or, ideally, a pelvic examination.