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I went to the OB/GYN today for the first time. When the doctor was doing my pelvic exam, I noticed that I felt a bit of tenderness on one side of my abdomen when she pressed down on it. I figured that would have been normal to feel since she is pressing down. Is it normal to feel some pressure though when they are doing the exam?
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Did you mention this to your gynecologist? If you are a smaller person and you are ovulating, then it's likely that that's why you felt pressure, because that ovary was tender due to ovulation. This is just a guess, though, and you can always call your OB/GYN and ask. In future, this is really something to say at the time of the appointment. Your doctor can't help your health if you don't tell them what's going on.

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