If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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.
Last Revised: February 22, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.