No Debate: These Symptoms Mean You Need a Pelvic Exam

This statement was extracted from the current J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Aug;41(8):1221-1234. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2018.12.007:

Any woman with gynaecologic complaints including, but not limited to, vulvar complaints, vaginal discharge, abnormal premenopausal bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding, infertility, pelvic organ prolapse symptoms, urinary incontinence, new and unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, increased abdominal size/bloating, and difficulty eating/early satiety), pelvic pain, or dyspareunia (painful sex) should undergo appropriate components of the pelvic examination to identify benign or malignant disease

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Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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