I'm an OB nurse and have been for years. The other night at work, another nurse, who has been a nurse for 20 odd years, was talking about one doc who required "rectal" exams instead of "vaginal" exams to check for dil. of the cervix. Ok, now am I just crazy or what? I had never ever heard of this, and I'm not sure it's possible. Maybe I' just missed that day in class. Is this just totally off the wall or what? Besides, I really don't think my OB patients would enjoy that at all!