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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Speculum: Refers to an instrument that can be placed inside a structure and the arms open to expose the interior of that structure. In gynecology, a speculum re ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Who used speculum?: If your doctor performed the speculum examination, she/he would be the right person to ask. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: It might have caught some tissue and pinched it. If vagina was particularly dry - there could have been friction. If speculum was overly large - it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Intercourse pain: Pain during intercourse can be related to depression and other mental health issues. It can also be related to prior sexual assault. Poor lubrication ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Vaginal speculum: No way can it get stuck.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Odd question: There is a small sized speculum designed for visualizing the cervix on virginal patients. Pap smears are not usually collected on patients unless they ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please Clarify: I am sorry, but I do not get the question or the concern. Please explain what you are worried about. Do you think the doctor missed something?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Vagina if very elastic and can return to its normal tone easily.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xu answered
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: The novasure device is placed inside the uterus, activated, and then taken out after the ablation is completed. Speak with your surgeon if there is a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Normally, no.: Not if done properly, but it doesn't matter. A normal woman can ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon women do we ph ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most Likely: Hymenal remnants are probably the most common reason for the tissue you are seeing. They do not hurt or cause problems. If they are causing you any ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: It should not be a problem inserting a speculum and take a sample from the cervix at all.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pap smears: Some paps are easy some are hard. The size of the patient, the skill of the doctor, the size of the speculum, the size of the vagina, pelvic organ pro ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unclear question: A vaginal examination with a speculum will not affect a healthy pregnancy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Definitely: For pap smear to be done , speculum has to be inserted . I can not imagine doing it with out breaking your hymen. I do not believe there is strong evi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Many things can make doing a pap smear difficult. If the uterus is severely tilted, displaced, or removed (partial or supra cervical hysterectomy); vi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Holzman
46 years experience in Mammography, Breast Ultrasound
Yes: It does not enter the uterus. The transducer is placed against the cervix, rather than the abdominal wall, allowing better visualization of the uterin ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: There is a blood test for herpes and if you wish to know if you have been infected with Herpes 1 and or 2, ask your doctor for the blood test. For goo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Doubtful: If you had a very long and capacious vagina, a closed vaginal speculum could be placed in there, but it's a stretch!. No playing around!
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
Pap test: Infections such as HSV, candida or trichomona can cause abnormalities in the epithelial cells that can mimic the changes seen in precancer lesions. Al ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not related: Why did you have a pap smear if you are not sexually active? Break in hymen during pap smear and painful sex are not related to each other. Using a lu ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience in Pathology
Pap smears: Pap smears allow pathologists to evaluate cells from the cervix (the outside or ectocervix and inside or endocervix). Most of the time we do not fin ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
May depend on doctor: A good position for a rectal exam is a one where the anus is accessible to the doctor's finger, and the doctor feels he is able to get a really good e ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes its common: It's common to have Foley catheter inserted during a vaginal hysterectomy to keep your bladder empty during the surgery.

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