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can gynecologists tell if you're pregnant without you asking them to check? like during a routine exam.
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Not unless you're pretty far along, no.

If you think you may be pregnant, say so and ask for a test. That's important for your health, for a child's health if you're planning to carry one to term, and for you to know well in advance if you are to abort if that is your choice.

As well, if you've had a pregnancy risk, you've also had an STD/STI risk, so to get the most out of your GYN, they need to know all of these things.

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