How you prepare

By Mayo Clinic Staff

No special preparation is required for a pelvic exam, although your doctor may recommend that you schedule your pelvic exam on a day when you don't have your period. Also, you may be more comfortable if you empty your bladder before the exam.

If you have questions about the exam or its possible results, write them down and take them with you to the appointment so that you don't forget to ask about them during the visit with your doctor.

May 09, 2014