Tagpelvic examination

New clinical guidelines to help with heavy menstrual bleeding

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, 20/10/2017 25 percent of Australians who menstruate experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, new guidelines for doctors will help ensure these people have access to the best available treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Professor Anne Duggan, senior medical advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, said some patients were not being...

Design Agency ‘Frog’ Redesigns The Dreaded Gynecology Exam

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co.design, 10.10.17 Cold metal. Eerie clicking sound. Torturous duck-billed shape. Yes, I’m talking about the speculum, the anxiety-inducing device that doctors use to check  vaginal health. Despite its status as an instrument of discomfort and its dark history–involving a doctor who experimented on slave women – the speculum remains to this day one of the centerpieces of the often dreaded annual...

Evidence Lacking on Pelvic Exams in Asymptomatic Women

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American Academy of Family Physicians, July 06, 2016 03:30 pm In 2010, physicians performed more than 60 million pelvic examinations in the United States. And although this is a common element of physical exams, it remains unclear whether performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic women significantly affects disease morbidity or mortality. On June 28, the U.S. Preventive Services...

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