A vaginal speculum is a tool that doctors use during pe […]
A vaginal speculum is a tool that doctors use during pelvic exams. Made of metal or plastic, it’s hinged and shaped like a duck’s bill.
Your doctor inserts the speculum into your vagina and gently opens it during your exam.
Doctors use vaginal speculums to spread and hold open your vaginal walls during an exam. This allows them to see your vagina and cervix more easily. Without the speculum, your doctor won’t be able to do a comprehensive pelvic exam.
Speculums come in different sizes. Your doctor will choose the size to use based on your age and the length and width of your vagina.