Many doctors perform a recto-vaginal exam along
with a normal pelvic exam. A doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated
finger into the vagina and one into the rectum. He or she will then
palpate the abdomen with the other hand.
What can a doctor tell by a recto-vaginal exam?: This type of exam
allows the doctor to examine and identify abnormalities, especially
on the uterus and ovaries more clearly. If you are experiencing
rectal or pelvic pain, a recto-vaginal exam may help to find the