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can you still get a pelvic exam at planned paernthood if u are on you period?

Yes, it’s totally okay to get a pelvic exam when you’re on your period. But most nurses and doctors would rather do your pelvic exam on a non-period day when you’re not bleeding, or at least not bleeding heavily. That’s because menstrual fluid (aka period blood) can affect the results of some lab tests. But if you have questions about your menstrual fluid or another issue with your period that you want your nurse or doctor to take a look at, go ahead and schedule your pelvic exam during your period. 

Learn more about what to expect during a pelvic exam.

 

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