Bimanual Vaginal Examination

Bimanual exams are conducted during gynecological visits to feel for irregularies or tenderness of the uterus, ovaries or cervix.

Sexually active women should have their first GYN exam by age 21 whether your partner is male, female or both.

Two fingers are inserted into the vagina until they isolate the cervix. Then the health care professional tests for cervical motion tenderness, as classically seen in pelvic inflammatory disease. The examiner palpates the uterus, including location of the fundus of the uterus and the adnexal structures.