Pelvic Exams, a Thing of the Past? Learning Not to Dread a Visit to the Gynecologist

The cornerstone of good patient-doctor relationships is rooted in communication.  In the initial discussions, concerns are voiced and plans take form.  The astute physician draws from the mental playbook creating a differential diagnosis.  Focused physical exams verify or excluded presumed diagnosis. So, if a woman is without complaint gynecologic complaint, is the pelvic exam necessary?  […]

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