Gynecological Examination of a Prepubertal Child A full gynecological examination of the child mainly includes inspection of external genitalia and in some cases rectal examination. Vaginoscopic examination and samples are limited to certain cases. The child must be comfortable. The best position is the frog-leg position: the child should be in a supine position, her legs flexed, with her knees apart and feet touching. The physician should be sitting in front of her, with a lamp providing ample light from behind. The abdomen, inguinal areas and labia majora are first inspected.
What Is A Pelvic Examination? It is where a doctor manually inspects the woman's reproductive organs. That is, her vagina, vulva, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is usually done as part of a regular checkup or as part of prenatal care. It may also be performed if the woman complains of a problem 'down there' such as pelvic pain or unusual vaginal discharge. Avoid douching for 24 hours before the examination as it may result in abnormal vaginal discharges being missed. You should urinate before the examination, not only will it make it more comfortable, but it also makes it easier for your physician to spot any problems.
The appearance, shape, and size of genitals vary from person to person as much as the shape and size of other body parts. There is a wide range of what is considered normal. Observing your own body can help you to learn what is normal for you. The following descriptions will be much clearer if you look at your genitals with a hand mirror while you read the text.
A pelvic ultrasound is an imaging exam. Ultrasound exams create pictures of organs and body structures using sound waves. A hand-held transducer produces the sound waves.