The Rectovaginal Exam




The Bi-manual Exam

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An important part of your annual pelvic exam is called a bimanual exam. This test is performed when your gynecologist inserts two fingers into your vagina and places the other hand on top of your lower abdomen, while feeling for any abnormalities that might have occurred since your last pelvic exam. During this part of your examination, your doctor checks the size, shape, and mobility of your uterus. Changes in your ovaries, such as ovarian cysts may be detected during the bimanual exam, as well as other uterine changes including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, or other common uterine conditions.

A bimanual exam.

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A diagram of a bimanual pelvic exam


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