Diagnostic Highlights

General Comments: No specific laboratory tests are indicated unless the patient has the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

Test

Normal Result

Abnormality with Condition

Explanation

Bimanual exam

No bulging or protrusions felt along anterior or posterior vaginal walls

Bulging of anterior vaginal wall felt with cystocele; bulging of posterior vaginal wall felt with rectocele

Cystoceles and rectoceles result in prominent protrusions into the vaginal canal

Transvaginal ultrasound

No bulging or protrusions into the vaginal wall will be visualized

Detailed locations and extent of tissue changes can be visualized

Allows for visualization of identified changes of the endoplevic fascia

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