Physical Exam

Key Information

Depth of uterus ("sounding" of uterus), enlargement of uterus, induration, abdominal mass, nodularity in pelvic cul-de-sac, palpable lymph nodes, evidence of ascites, distention, abdominal tenderness, "frozen" pelvis (organs matted together by tumor), fixation, organomegaly (hepatosp-lenomegaly, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly)

Pelvic Examination

Manual or speculum evaluation of cervix, vagina, rectum, external genitalia. Digital examination of the rectum and vagina is also called a rectovaginal exam.

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