Pelvic Examination With Speculum

Pelvic examination using a speculum

The health professional inserts a vaginal speculum into the vagina, then gently spreads apart the vaginal walls. This allows the health professional to examine the inside of the vagina and the cervix.

Current as of: November 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC, FACOG - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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