Vaginal palpation is a method of physical examination using a doctor's finger or touch. The area is examined by touching, touching, pressing, and pressing to understand the condition in the vagina. Abnormal results when palpation highlights the mass of the anterior vaginal wall, soft and unclear border. If a metal catheter is inserted into the bladder of the urethra, the metal catheter can be touched in the narrowed mass, which can be diagnosed as bulging of the bladder or urethra, and may also exclude other masses in the vagina, such as submucosal uterine fibroids, vagina. Wall cyst, vaginal fistula, hypertrophy of the cervix and uterine prolapse.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: gynecological examination classification: physical examination

Applicable gender: whether women are fasting: not fasting

Tips: Taboo before the check: sexual intercourse is prohibited for the first three days. Normal value

No bumps were found during palpation.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: when palpation, the protruding mass is the anterior vaginal wall, soft and the boundary is unclear. If a metal catheter is inserted into the bladder of the urethra, the metal catheter can be touched in the narrowed mass, which can be diagnosed as bulging of the bladder or urethra, and may also exclude other masses in the vagina, such as submucosal uterine fibroids, vagina. Wall cyst, vaginal fistula, hypertrophy of the cervix and uterine prolapse.

People who need to be examined: People who have a lumps in the vagina.

Precautions

Pre-inspection contraindications: sexual intercourse is prohibited for the first three days of the examination. After 8 pm on the day before the medical examination, you should fast. The examination should be 3-7 days after the menstrual cleansing.

Requirements for inspection: Checking for relaxation, checking may cause physical and psychological burdens, should be actively faced, and actively cooperate with the inspection.

Inspection process

Place your right hand on the site to be examined, and use the movements of the metacarpophalangeal joint and the wrist joint to slide and touch to see if there is any tenderness or abnormal feeling in the examined area.

Not suitable for the crowd

Generally no taboos.

Adverse reactions and risks

Generally not.