A bimanual vaginal examination can be performed for a number of different clinical indications including unexplained pelvic pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge and assessment of a pelvic mass. It frequently appears in OSCEs and you will be required to demonstrate appropriate clinical and communication skills. This guide demonstrates how to perform a bimanual vaginal examination in an OSCE setting.
The Virtual Reality Vaginal Exam Model makes it possible to see images of the actual movements of the fingers inside the vagina when practicing vaginal exams, something that has not been possible to date. Instructors can now show trainees specifically how the two fingers should be moved when performing the exam, and can check that the trainee is moving their fingers properly. Displays of the fetus, pelvis, uterus, fingers, and station line can be turned on and off individually.
AIM: This paper reports findings from an ongoing study exploring the qualitative experiences of midwives and women in relation to vaginal examination in labour, focusing on how vaginal examination is discussed and on the wash-down procedure used by some midwives. Women's bodies, in particular, have been viewed as problematic and as a potential source of dirt and pollution. It has been suggested that vaginal examinations during labour are used, at least in part, as a ritual procedure by which healthcare professionals demonstrate that they are in control of both the labouring woman and the process of labour itself.
A vaginal examination in labour is a sterile procedure if the membranes have ruptured or are going to be ruptured during the examination. Therefore, a sterile tray is needed. The basic necessities are:. An ordinary surgical glove can be used and the patient does not need to be swabbed if the membranes have not ruptured yet and are not going to be ruptured during the examination.
DOCTORS are warning women against undergoing "vaginal scraping", a procedure intended to remove all traces of their ex. A number of experts have spoken out on the practice, explaining that it poses some serious risks. She said: "Any scraping of the vaginal epithelium [tissue] could affect the vaginal ecosystem and theoretically could spread HPV locally and would increase a woman's vulnerability to infection.
If you have any of the signs or symptoms of vaginal cancer, you should see a doctor. If the Pap test shows abnormal cells, or if the pelvic exam results are not normal, more tests will be needed. This may mean referral to a gynecologist a doctor who specializes in problems of the female genital system.
Women, should never, ever have their vagina scraped. Please do not scrape the walls of your vagina for any reason. This sounds too much like going back to the not so distant time when women who weren't virgins or who had had more than one sexual partner were considered spoiled, dirty, impure.
A pelvic exam is where a doctor or nurse practitioner looks at a girl's reproductive organs both outside and internally. This includes feeling a girl's uterus and ovaries to be sure everything's normal. Teens don't usually get pelvic exams.
Jump to navigation. Vaginal examinations provide information on how widely dilated the cervix is, how much it has thinned and the position of the presenting part of the baby in the mother's pelvis. This is part of assessing the woman's progress in labour, although knowing the dilation of the woman's cervix is a poor predictor of when she will give birth.