Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bimanual Pelvic Exam

This video demonstrates how to perform a bimanual pelvic exam, using two fingers in the vagina and the other hand on the lower abdomen.

The free, short version was produced by the US Navy as training for medical personnel in isolated settings. It was included on the Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology CD. It may be freely downloaded.

The longer version was produced by the Brookside Associates for civilian training. It is longer (5-minutes) and is available for download. The same video but in high-resolution is available on CD or DVD.
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Bimanual Exam

"Using two lubricated, gloved fingers in the vagina, and the other hand on the abdomen, each of the pelvic structures is palpated."

"These include the cervix and uterus, and both fallopian tubes and ovaries."

"Then the bladder and urethra are compressed against the pubic bone. Normally they are not tender"

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Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology - 2nd Edition
The Health Care of Women in Military Settings
CAPT Michael John Hughey, MC, USNR
January 1, 2000

This web version of Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology is provided by The Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.  It contains original contents from the official US Navy NAVMEDPUB 6300-2C, but has been reformatted for web access and includes advertising and links that were not present in the original version. This web version has not been approved by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. The presence of any advertising on these pages does not constitute an endorsement of that product or service by either the Department of Defense or the Brookside Associates. The Brookside Associates is a private organization, not affiliated with the United States Department of Defense. All material in this version is unclassified.

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