Definition of bimanual in English:



  • Performed with both hands.

    ‘I have my patients stand while I perform a bimanual examination and try to feel for Bartholin's gland enlargement, prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and tightening of the vaginal muscles on digital insertion.’
    • ‘While performing the bimanual examination, levator ani muscle function can be evaluated by asking the patient to tighten her ‘vaginal muscles’ and hold the contraction as long as possible.’
    • ‘Following visual inspection, the physician next performs a vaginal evaluation with one finger before performing the bimanual evaluation to minimize confusion arising from abdominal tenderness.’
    • ‘The tasks in these two studies were different: Subjects were asked to swing under parallel bars in Delignieres et al.'s experiment and to perform a bimanual coordination task with a 2: 1 frequency ratio in Swinnen et al.'s experiment.’
    • ‘He recommended putting the patient under an anesthetic and performing a bimanual examination ‘per rectum and through the abdomen’.’
    • ‘Perform bimanual examination in recovery area or delivery room.’
    • ‘In Britain, cervical Papanicolaou's smears are performed every five years and do not necessarily include bimanual examinations.’
    • ‘Then, a bimanual examination with nonsterile gloves should be performed to determine the position of the uterus.’
    • ‘When I switched to bimanual manipulation and, incidentally, began using my weak-hand thumb to cock the hammer, my speed and accuracy increased and the tendency to land key-holed shots on target disappeared.’
    • ‘In addition, the cervix and upper vaginal walls should be palpated carefully during the bimanual examination to feel for thickening that might indicate adenosis or clear cell adenocarcinoma.’
    • ‘For example, in the bimanual coordination task used by Kelso, Holt, Rubin, and Kugler, these spontaneous modes correspond to two intrinsic attractors: the in-phase and antiphase coordination modes.’
    • ‘Axillae can be examined with one hand, but the breasts are best examined with a bimanual technique using digital pads.’
    • ‘Whereas Kanzi developed this skill over a 2-yr period, Panbanisha's bimanual technique was oriented toward the edges of the stone almost from the beginning.’
    • ‘In patients with deep dyspareunia, the speculum examination should follow the bimanual examination because localization of pain is crucial in these patients.’
    • ‘The curriculum delivered to the laywomen covered female anatomy and physiology, communication and teaching skills, infection control, and how to do a speculum and bimanual examination.’
    • ‘The rectal or bimanual examination as part of the pelvic examination in healthy women has proved unnecessary in women younger than 50 years.’
    • ‘Their confirmation as such must be made at a bimanual pelvic examination.’
    • ‘If the bimanual examination cannot be done, pelvic ultrasound examination is an option.’
    • ‘Often I get a bimanual pelvic exam done at the same time as a Pap smear, which is supposed to be done once a year.’
    • ‘An abdominal bimanual examination is recommended; do a cervical smear if it is due.’



/ˌbīˈmanyə(wə)l/ /ˌbaɪˈmænjə(wə)l/