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Sexual Health

Internal Exam

For the internal (or pelvic) exam the doctor will wet one or two gloved fingers with a lubricating jelly and insert them into your vagina. With the other hand he or she will press on your abdomen to check your ovaries and uterus for any growths or swelling. You may be a little uncomfortable, but you'll feel more pressure than pain. After that, you get to take your feet out of the stirrups.