Seeing the Cervix in Large Women

December 31, 2006

To more easily visualize a largerwoman’s cervix, use a regular orextra-large Graves speculum and askthe patient to relax her knees out tothe sides as much as possible.

To more easily visualize a largerwoman's cervix, use a regular orextra-large Graves speculum and askthe patient to relax her knees out tothe sides as much as possible. Alsohave her clench her hands into fistsand place them under her buttocks.These maneuvers often bring thecervix into view.
-- Lisa Weiner, WHCNP,
    Vancouver, Wash