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What tests will my doctor perform for pelvic pain?

By June 9, 2012 - 1:03pm
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I am experiencing pelvic pain will he do another pelvic exam? I just had one in january before i was experiencing pelvic pain. or will they go right to something else?

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Hi iwillsing4you,

Since your last pelvic exam was in January, chances are your doctor will perform another one-- especially because symptoms weren't there in Jan. 

Other Tests may include the following:

  • X-rays—test that uses radiation to form an image; used to look at for abnormalities in the pelvis
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • MRI scan—test that uses magnetic waves to form an image; used to look for abnormalities in the pelvis
  • CT scan—type of x-ray that uses computer to form an image; used to look for abnormalities in the pelvis
  • Laparoscopy—a thin, lighted tube inserted into the abdomen to look for infection or disease
  • Cystoscopy—a thin, lighted tube inserted into the bladder to look for abnormalities

Hope this helps and please keep us updated!


June 9, 2012 - 2:32pm
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