The gynaecological history taking   and physical examination         Dr YAY MON KYAW
History taking• Patient identification-Name, age, parity,  occupation.• A brief statement of the genernal nature and  dura...
• Number of sanitary towels or tampons used.• Passage of clots or flooding. Pelvic pain – site of pain, nature and relatio...
•Menstrual cycle• Age of menarche.• Usual duration of each period and length of cycle,  amount, dysmenorrhoea• First day o...
Any termination of pregnancy with record of  gestation age and any complications• Previous gynaecological history Any prev...
•Sexual and contraceptive history• History of discomfort , pain or bleeding during  intercourse.• The use of contraception...
Enquiry about other systems• Appetite, weight loss, weight gain.• Bowels• Micturation.• Other systems.Social history• Soci...
Summary• It is important to summarize the history in one  or two sentences before proceeding to  examination to alert the ...
Examination• Smiles, introduces her/himselfGeneral examination• Anaemia, jaudice• Lymphnode• Thyroid gland• ExtremitiesChe...
Abdominal examination• Empty the bladder before abdominal  examination• She should be comfortable and lying semi-  recumbe...
Inspection• The contour of the abdomen should be  inspected- obvious disension or mass• The presence of surgical scars, di...
Palpation• First, if the patient has any abdominal pain ,  she should be asked to point to the site.This  area should not ...
• Examination for masses, liver, spleen and  kidneys.• If the patient has pain, palpated gently and  look for signs of per...
Percussion• Percussion is particularly useful if free fluid is  suspected.In the recumbent position, ascitic  fluid will s...
Ausculation• Bowel sounds, bruit.Pelvic examination• Consent and female chaperone.Privacy.• Needs gloves, speculum, lubric...
PositionsDorsal position        Lithotomy position
Sim’s position   Left lateral position
Inspection• Pubic hair distribution• external genitalia- obvious lesion or  inflammation, discolouration , ulcer, mass ( 5...
Inspection of external genitalia
Bartholin’s cyst
Third degree utero-vaginal prolapse
Cusco’s speculum examination
Sim’s speculum examination
• Ask to strain down to enable the detection of  any prolapse and also to cough, as this will  show the sign of stress inc...
• Vaginal wall  rugosities, mass, trauma, prolapse, vesicle  discharge• Cervix  polyps, growth, ectopy• Uterine prolapse
Ectopy cervix
Carcinoma cervix
Bimanual digital examination• To use the fingers of right hand in the vagina  and to place left hand on the abdomen.• In a...
Bimanual examination
Bimanual examination• Cervix     size, position, mobility, consistency ( firm in non-pregnant & soft in pregnant   uterus)...
• Both culs  Adnaxal mass ( ovarian cyst )• POD• Discharge on vaginal examination fingers
• The uterosacral ligaments can be palpated in  the posterior fornix- scarred or shortened in  endometriosis.Rectal examin...
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Gynae Hx taking and P/E by Dr Yay Mon

  1. 1. The gynaecological history taking and physical examination Dr YAY MON KYAW
  2. 2. History taking• Patient identification-Name, age, parity, occupation.• A brief statement of the genernal nature and duration of the main complaints.• History of presenting complaints.• Abnormal menstrual loss• Pattern of bleeding – regular or irregular.• Intermenstrual bleeding.• Amount of blood loss- greater or less than usual
  3. 3. • Number of sanitary towels or tampons used.• Passage of clots or flooding. Pelvic pain – site of pain, nature and relation to periods.• Anything that aggravates or relieve the pain.• Vaginal discharge- amount, colour, odour, presence of blood.• Abdominal mass
  4. 4. •Menstrual cycle• Age of menarche.• Usual duration of each period and length of cycle, amount, dysmenorrhoea• First day of last menstrual period.( L.M.P)• Previous obstetric history• Number of children with ages and birth weights.• Any abnormalities with pregnancy, labour or the puerperium.
  5. 5. Any termination of pregnancy with record of gestation age and any complications• Previous gynaecological history Any previous gynaecological treatments or surgery, date of last cervical smear.
  6. 6. •Sexual and contraceptive history• History of discomfort , pain or bleeding during intercourse.• The use of contraception and type of contraception used.• Previous medical history• Any serious illness or operations with dates• Family history
  7. 7. Enquiry about other systems• Appetite, weight loss, weight gain.• Bowels• Micturation.• Other systems.Social history• Socio-economical status• Smoking, alcohol intake.Drug history
  8. 8. Summary• It is important to summarize the history in one or two sentences before proceeding to examination to alert the examiner to the sailent features.
  9. 9. Examination• Smiles, introduces her/himselfGeneral examination• Anaemia, jaudice• Lymphnode• Thyroid gland• ExtremitiesChestBreasts – particularly relavant if there is a suspected ovarian mass
  10. 10. Abdominal examination• Empty the bladder before abdominal examination• She should be comfortable and lying semi- recumbent, with a sheet covering her from waist down, but the area from the xiphisternum to the symphysis pubis should be left exposed.• It is usual to examine the women from her right- hand side.
  11. 11. Inspection• The contour of the abdomen should be inspected- obvious disension or mass• The presence of surgical scars, dilated veins or striae gravidarum .• It is important specially to examine the umbilicus for laparoscopy scars and just above the symphysis pubis for Pfannenstiel scars (used for Caesarean section, hystrectomy, etc….) , herniae or not
  12. 12. Palpation• First, if the patient has any abdominal pain , she should be asked to point to the site.This area should not be examined until the end of the palpation.Palpation using the right hand is performed, examining the left lower quadrant and proceeding in a total of four steps to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.
  13. 13. • Examination for masses, liver, spleen and kidneys.• If the patient has pain, palpated gently and look for signs of peritonism, i.e. guarding, rigidity and rebound tenderness.• Inguinal herniae and lymphnodes.
  14. 14. Percussion• Percussion is particularly useful if free fluid is suspected.In the recumbent position, ascitic fluid will settled down into a horseshoes shape and dullness in the flanks can be demonstrated.• As the patient moves over to her side, the dullness will move to her lower most side, this is known as shifting dullness.A fluid thrill can also be elicited.
  15. 15. Ausculation• Bowel sounds, bruit.Pelvic examination• Consent and female chaperone.Privacy.• Needs gloves, speculum, lubricant.• Good light with the patient in the dorsal position, the hips flexed and abducted and the knees flexed.The left lateral position is used for examination of prolapse or to inspect vaginal wall with Sim’s speculum.
  16. 16. PositionsDorsal position Lithotomy position
  17. 17. Sim’s position Left lateral position
  18. 18. Inspection• Pubic hair distribution• external genitalia- obvious lesion or inflammation, discolouration , ulcer, mass ( 5’ or 7’ o clock- Bartholin’s cyst)• Urethral orifice• Perineum• Abnormalities• Discharge
  19. 19. Inspection of external genitalia
  20. 20. Bartholin’s cyst
  21. 21. Third degree utero-vaginal prolapse
  22. 22. Cusco’s speculum examination
  23. 23. Sim’s speculum examination
  24. 24. • Ask to strain down to enable the detection of any prolapse and also to cough, as this will show the sign of stress incontinence.• A bivalve ( Cusco’s) speculum is inserted to visualize the cervix.
  25. 25. • Vaginal wall rugosities, mass, trauma, prolapse, vesicle discharge• Cervix polyps, growth, ectopy• Uterine prolapse
  26. 26. Ectopy cervix
  27. 27. Carcinoma cervix
  28. 28. Bimanual digital examination• To use the fingers of right hand in the vagina and to place left hand on the abdomen.• In a virgin or a child , only a PR examination .• Left hand is used to separate the labia minora to expose the vestibule and the examing fingers of the right hands are inserted.
  29. 29. Bimanual examination
  30. 30. Bimanual examination• Cervix size, position, mobility, consistency ( firm in non-pregnant & soft in pregnant uterus) tenderness ( in ectopic pregnancy )• Uterus position, AV/RV, mobility, size, mass related to uterus, tenderness
  31. 31. • Both culs Adnaxal mass ( ovarian cyst )• POD• Discharge on vaginal examination fingers
  32. 32. • The uterosacral ligaments can be palpated in the posterior fornix- scarred or shortened in endometriosis.Rectal examination• An alternative to VE in a virgin or a child• It may be useful to differentiate between enterocoele and rectocoele.
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