Empathic Pelvic Examination
The pelvic examination is an important and basic procedure for women’s healthcare providers. It is an integral part of the evaluation of common gynecologic and abdominal complaints including pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, and irregular menses. Pelvic examinations are also part of the annual routine women’s health examination . The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends a routine biennial gynecologic examination beginning at age 21 . If a woman has had three normal examinations on a yearly basis, the interval between examinations may increase to every 1–3 years after age 30, at the discretion of the woman and her clinician .
KeywordsPelvic Pain Vaginal Wall Vaginal Bleeding Pelvic Examination Vaginal Discharge
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