Bimanual pelvic examination
A bimanual exam is performed with two hands. The doctor uses this two-handed exam to check the size and location of a woman’s pelvic organs. This exam is routine in women’s health care (gynaecology). In urology, it is used to diagnose problems related to urination, including cancer.
The doctor wears gloves on both hands. Using lubrication, the doctor inserts two fingers into the woman’s vagina and then presses her abdomen with the other hand (Figure 1). The whole abdomen will be pressed from inside and outside to feel the internal organs. If pressing the organs causes pain, tell the doctor.