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New specs whos dis?
[00:00:00] Hey, what am I holding? What is this ladies? It's a speculum. You know how everyone says, oh, the speculum exam? You mean the clamp? The answer is no. It is not a clamp, and I don't want you to be scared or too anxious and nervous when you go to the doctor's office. What I say all the time to my patients is I am never gonna say relax, because you can't relax when you're in a doctor's office, especially at your gynecologist.
Because basically it's a vulnerable position, but when yet it's time for you to have your pap smear test or any exam where your doctor has to look inside the vagina at your cervix especially, she will most likely use a speculum. Now, it's very important to know that it's not a clamp. A clamp would do this.
This doesn't do it. It gently goes into your vagina. It opens up so that she can see what's in there. Namely, what's in there is your cervix or maybe the top of your vagina if you no longer have a cervix, so she can look. Right now, many doctors are very adept at this, so what they'll do if this is the vaginal opening is they'll gently put it in.
They'll gently aim actually a little bit more posteriorly towards your rectum, and they'll open it up. That's it. They can even put a little bit of lubrication. Don't be worried.