Although I´m male, I want to answer here, because I had very many abdominal exams since my teenage-time, because of severe abdominal problems. For me, that was always the worst part of an exam and I always didn´t like it at all, equally by which doctor it was done. Usually, it was the longest and most intense part of a physical exam, and oftenly I felt bad and nausea before the doctors start and when they said, that they will start now with the examination of my abdomen. Unfortunately, it happened in some cases, that I felt so nausea, that I got emetic or vomited during an abdominal exam, what was so embarrassing for me. It started normally with a thorough auscultation with the stethoscope everywhere on my tummy followed by percussion, what I found was really uncomfortable, too, but the longest and most intense part of the whole exam was always the palpation of my abdomen, especially by the gastroenterologist and the pediatrician. Sometimes I felt like I was lying on a rack and I hoped the doctor would stop soon, especially during the long and deep palpation, what was uncomfortable, too. What I hated most, was, when the doctors also did an exam of my conspicuous navel, too, because I have a small navel hernia and a gnarly outie bellybutton. There, I often "ouched" then, because the doctors usually inspected and palpated it as long as my tummy before; they tried to press my navel as deep inside as possible, squeezed it between their fingers and sometimes tried to pull it as far out as possible. I often had a burningand pulling pain for the next one to two days. So, this is, why I don´t like abdominal exams.