What Is A Pelvic Exam 16-24 Years

What Is A Pelvic Exam

The Pelvic Exam and Pap Test

Even though you probably will not have a pelvic exam, you should know what one is. Another test that you will have later (at age 21 years) is a Pap test. This test checks for abnormal changes in the cervix that could lead to cancer.

The pelvic exam has three parts:

Looking at the vulva
Looking at the vagina and cervix with a speculum
Checking the internal organs with a gloved hand

The doctor will use a speculum to look at your vagina and cervix. When you have a Pap test, a sample of cells is taken from your cervix with a small brush.


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