Facebook Pixel

Speculum Exam: What Does This Involve? - Dr. Kotian

By Expert
Rate This

More Videos from Dr. Zarine Kotian 18 videos in this series

Dr. Zarine Kotian describes what a speculum exam and a bimanual exam include. Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Arizona.

Dr. Kotian:
A speculum exam consists of a small instrument that’s inserted into the vagina and it’s to better evaluate your cervix and also any vaginal secretions that you may have. A lot of women complain of vaginal itching, vaginal odor. This is a way for us to evaluate and really see what’s going on.

A bimanual exam consists of placing two fingers, one or two fingers in the patient’s vagina and palpating for your uterus and your ovaries. This is a good way for your gynecologist to evaluate any kind of pain or anything that’s abnormal in that area.

About Dr. Zarine Kotian, M.D.:
Dr. Kotian is an obstetrician/gynecologist on staff at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, Ariz. She was born and raised in Ohio, attending Ohio State University where she completed her degree in Molecular Genetics with a minor in Spanish. She is board certified in OB/GYN. Dr. Kotian knew she wanted to be an OB/GYN while in her rotation during medical school after seeing her first birth.

Click Here For More Information On High-Risk Pregnancy

Click Here For More Information On Multiple Births

Condition: Pregnancy, Menopause, Sexual Health

Related Terms: Cesarean Section, C-Section, Vaginal Birth, Elective C-Section, Emergency C-Section, Labor, Umbilical Cord Prolapse, Birth Control, Fertility, Menstrual Cycle, HPV, Menopause, Sexual Health, Sexual Activity, STD

Health Care Provider: Banner Hospital, Banner Medical Center, Banner Health, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Hospital

Location: Glendale, Arizona, AZ, 85306, East Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Guadalupe, Mesa, Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Expert: Dr. Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, M.D., Doctor Kotian, Gynecologist Zarine Kotian, Zarine Kotian, OB/GYN

Expertise: Pregnancy, Cesarean Section, C-Section, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Assessment, Breastfeeding Support, Premature Babies, Fertility, Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Get Email Updates

Resource Centers

Related Checklists

Sexual Health Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!