The rectum is usually examined after the female genitalia, while the patient is in the lithotomy position. If a rectal examination alone is indicated, the lateral position offers a satisfactory alternative. It affords a much better view of the perianal and sacrococcygeal areas.
The technique is basically similar to that described for males. The cervix is usually felt readily through the anterior rectal wall. Sometimes, a retroverted uterus is also palpable. Neither of these, nor a vaginal tampon, should be staken for a tumor.
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