vaginal speculum


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vaginal speculum

Obstetrics An L-shaped device used to help visualize the upper vagina and uterine cervix. See Colposcopy.
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VAGINAL SPECULUM

vaginal speculum

A speculum, usually with two opposing portions that, after being inserted, can be pushed apart for examining the vagina and cervix. It should be warmed before use.
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See also: speculum
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The anal sphincter tone was lax and a Cusco's bi-valved vaginal speculum could be passed easily.
I fact, I have found that utilizing a vaginal speculum in conjunction with a cervical tenaculum to straighten the uterine axis has limited my hysteroscope manipulation for extreme ante- or retroversion, increasing patient discomfort.
The study included 9,500 women, 20-44 years old, who underwent pelvic exams involving a vaginal speculum from July 2003 to February 2004 at a rural family planning clinic.
Some of the depictions had symbolic aspects, including multiple arms and heads to represent multitasking and the need to wear many "hats." Also included were tools of the trade, such as vaginal speculum, syringe, reflex hammer, Birkenstock sandals, and a pickup truck.
The patients were then asked to lie in lithotomy position and examined with a vaginal speculum lubricated with water only (no antiseptic used).
* Inspect the anterior and posterior vaginal walls separately and thoroughly using the posterior half of a vaginal speculum.
"Patients who have had a vaginal speculum examination between April 2000 and November 2003 have been sent a letter explaining the situation and a set of questions and answers.
These findings suggest that lubricant applied to a vaginal speculum cannot reliably be detected on a Pap smear.
Contract Awarded for Supply and deliver auvard vaginal speculum weighted chromium plated large blade 51mm x 89mm
The anterior and posterior vaginal walls should be inspected separately with the posterior half of the vaginal speculum, and the entire vagina and cervix should be carefully palpated.
Handling the vaginal speculum and inserting it herself may help to reduce her anxiety."