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Pelvic examination in antenatal care has been neglected by some obstetricians because lack of concern. The aim of this study was to determine the abnormalities detected care.
A total number of 400 pregnant women during their first visit to antenatal care clinic of srinagarind hospital were examined by speculum examination, bimanual palpation, Papanicolaou smear for cervical cytology and wet smear of vaginal discharge
Abnormal findings were detected in 42.2 percent. These included 20.5 percent of fungal infection, 14.5 percent of non specific inflammation, 1.0 percent of Trichomonas virginities, 0.8 percent of fungal and Trichomonas virginities, 0.3 percent of HSV and fungal and fungal infection. These was also 0.6 percent of ovarian tumor, 0.8 percent of uterine size uncorrelated with gestational age, 0.8 percent of cervical polyp. Abnormal cervical cytology were detected in 3.4 percent, 0.8 percent of patients in class 2, 2.3 percent in class 3 and 0.3 percent in class 4. From result of this study, We concluded that routine pelvic examination and cervical cytology can detect substantial pathologic conditions in effectively treated. Pelvic examination should there fore bge performed as a routine procedure in first antenatal care visit.
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