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Does my gyno really need to give me a rectal exam?

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Does my gyno really need to give me a rectal exam?

Does my gyno really need to give me a rectal exam?

As awkward as a between-the-cheeks check may be, most doctors consider it a vital part of a routine gynecologic exam, even for women in their 20s and 30s. While some docs skip this step because -- surprise -- it makes patients feel uncomfortable, according to Yvonne S. Thornton, an OB-GYN at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, you need to request one. "What your gyno examines through the vagina is merely the front side of your uteru…

 
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