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Postby Mae » 08 Sep 2015, 12:26

I haven't been to the gyne since before my fissure and I'm in a new city now. I'm overdue for a visit (it's been a few years). I saw online recently that most of them do a rectal exam now along with the typical gyne exam. Is this required? My fissure just recently reopened and I don't want anyone putting a finger up there right now. Even my CRS just looked at the outside and said he could see the fissure just from that. I'm scared it'll hurt my fissure since it's still healing and yes I know they're gentle but there's no way I'll be relaxed at ALL. I have only recently learned how to relax during a bowel movement.
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● Cycle of healing and reappearing
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Re: Gyne exam

Postby Cupcake » 08 Sep 2015, 12:47

TBH, I have never had a rectal exam during the 'woman' exam. Quite a few different doctors, and I am a lot older than you. However, you can always ask and if they intend on doing one, explain the situation and I'm sure no doc is going to be evil enough to go ahead and stick a finger in there anyway. (I'd hope not!)
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Re: Gyne exam

Postby Mae » 08 Sep 2015, 12:54

That's what I figured, I mean obviously the patient has the right to refuse, but I don't want them to tell me the exam was "incomplete" or something as a result of that. I would like this exam to last me a year and not be told to come back when the fissure is gone because let's face it, my fissure keeps healing and re-tearing.
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Re: Gyne exam

Postby chachacha » 08 Sep 2015, 14:57

I have never had a rectal with a gynecological exam either, and as a patient, I would definitely refuse such a thing. So what if they say it's incomplete? I would tell them that they will have to leave it at that, and because of the history of fissures, I would say that I don't ever intend to let them do one. You really have to stick up for what is right for you, and if you're already under the care of a rectal specialist, they don't need to do one on you anyway.
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