Has anybody had a doctor use a large speculum that was too big.
During my play sessions I like to hear sentences like "I need to stretch you open and it will hurt but it is for your own good", like most patients here I think. I like even the stretching pain of trying to get a fist inside (never was successful), and I can take large speculums. TheCollins is the most comfortable for me, it is round and wide, fits perfect. The narrower specs like Graves and the regular plastic ones are more uncomfortable, however the opening is smaller. During real hospital exams, doctors always using medium ones on me, mostly metal. Once I went to a new doc, and he used a larger one, and I almost spring off the table, like ouch, you are not my dom to use this size.
My doctor would never try to insert one that was too large.
I have a small and a medium plastic and my wife can not take the medium i had to use the small to keep from causing any pain
a few years ago when I was at the gyn I had a doctor who asked me to ball my hands into fists and put them under my bum to raise my pelvis so he could use a smaller speculum to see my cervix. I couldn't get myself to the right angle so he just put his hands in. I felt so violated but turned on at the same time
My first exam was with a virginal metal speculum. Now all the exams are done with a medium size ( i guess) plastic speculum with the light attachment. The dr is generous with the lube which I think helps.
Except for my very first pelvic exam when a small / virginal was used, I've always had a medium used, most typically a Pederson but a couple times a Graves. Not that there was a huge difference, but the medium Pederson is more comfortable than the Graves, with it being a little narrower. The only time the speculum was actually uncomfortable during an exam was with my first couple exams. But I think it had more to do with me getting used to that exam and the sensation of it in my body than it did with the actual size of the speculum the doctor used.
I have always had a medium graves so it hasn't been too large I have always been curious when do they use the large ones for
I've had them be to large for me. My doc was very welcoming and asked me to let her know if I felt uncomfortable and let me tell you anything bigger than a med hurt like hell she knew it when I basically gasped at the pressure,
Since my wife's pelvic radiation, she does have "shrinkage" and both her docs always tell her they are going to "check her first" to make sure the speculum isn't too big before selecting one. One of her first pelvic exams after radiation, her first rad onc tried to insert one that was too big and had to ask for a smaller one.
My ex said the first time she had a gyno exam he couldn't find her cervix with the first size speculum and tried a larger one. While trying to insert it he mumbled "too big, too big" and went back down to the original size and finally found what he was looking for.
Has anyone actually had the doctor fail to insert the larger speculum and have to move down a size? I'm just curious about how many times this happens. On the other hand, has anyone experienced a doctor that simply decided that he/she needed to use more lubricating jelly?
When I had my cervical biopsies my gynecologist had to use a larger speculum than he normally uses on me. The first time I had one, he warned me "now this one is a little larger than what you're used to, so I'm going to insert it and open it slowly. try to relax and bare with me"
i went one time to a planned parenthood when i was younger and the NP used a speculum that really stretched me and felt really big.
A girl at work once said she got the "big bill" once. A few of the girls started taking about their gyn exams.
This is a little different experience, I had a girlfriend once that went to her doctor for her annual exam and she said the nurse who was doing the exam used one that felt way too small. She said that it felt like it was going to fall out the whole time so it made her nervous and uncomfortable, like she had to try and hold it in.
It's not that easy. From our play exams I can say that you can't devide just in small and big.
There's a difference in length and width of the bills, different opening angles and last but not least a difference in the shape of the bills.
My wife for example needs one with rather long bills (to short pinches) and is able to tolerate almost every witdth. She likes more the Swiss Version of the Cusco as the tips of the blades are 'rounder'. No probs with the XL Colins spread to it's maximum but some complaints when using the TRELAT and opened a little wider (just the difference in angle matters here)
Yes! & I was a virgin so It was traumatizing!
A friend of my wife recently went for a pelvic exam. She's post menopausal and has had a hysterectomy. She said the (female) nurse couldn't get 'the thing' (speculum) inside her at first, and asked her if she was having sexual relations (she hasn't for several years). After much struggling, the nurse eventually managed to insert the speculum, but one wonders why she didn't use a smaller size, which I know they have at that surgery.
I copied a table from a manufacturer of surgical steel Vaginal Specula. (Department of Useless Information)
My point being that a small difference in size can seem to make a very large impression on a patient. The vast majority of women can best be served by the medium size.
You don't measure how far it will open. Simply stop expanding the device when you can visualize the cervix and before she kicks you in the head. Most of them are available with larger yoke opening, the smallest for diagnostic work and the largest for surgical procedures...or as sometimes seen in some pornography.
Vaginal Speculum Approximate Measurements - 30 mm Width 1 ¼”; 40 mm Width 1 ½”; 70 mm Width 2 ¾”
Graves – most common
22 mm x 87 mm ( 7/8” x 3 ½”)
33 mm x 113 mm (1 ¼”” x 4”)
Large & larger
35 mm x 125 mm (1 3/8” x 5”)
35 mm x 150 mm (1 3/8” x 6”)
Pederson - Adolescent/Petite woman
16 mm x 84 mm (1/2” x 3 ¼”)
22 mm x 114 mm (3/4” x 4”)
23 mm x 121 mm ( 7/8” x 4 ¾”)
26 mm x 150 mm ( 1” x 6”)
My retired gynecologist friend says that most exams can be done with a medium or smaller speculum. However, some procedures (dilation of the cervix, for example) may require a larger size to get a good view of the work. He said he always explained this to his patient. He was very good, did not believe in doing hysterectomies unless there was no other alternative and tried to preserve his patient's female parts.
Omg yes twice it hurts so bad esp if its a metal one and its too large god it hurts so bad you feel the pressure bad
Yes very painful no fun at all it hurts bad
I had a very large metal speculum put in when haemorrhaging in the er, packing my vagina with gauze and taking out and replacing. As this was only my second speculum, the stretching feeling was intense and seeing the doctor come towards me with that thing looked like a bit medieval medical instrument lol.
What would be impressive is those horse speculums, they are huge, if anyone could use those I would be impressed
Yes, very recently. I never even thought about size until that moment. Or I should say those moments because there were two fairly close together. At all my gyn exams before those moments, they always just slid in and then slid back out without incident. Then I had an IUD implanted, and WOW. I was used to the plastic ones. She apologized for the metal one just before inserting it and said something to the effect of "I know, this sucks.." She also warned me in advance that having the IUD procedure was painful, and she was right! So that speculum was soon forgotten.
Then a few months later, I went to have it checked out. In went that big metal thing again. It felt larger than the last one. It felt interesting at first, and then hurt a little. Not intolerable, but I did think the spreading would never end. Obviously I'm not a size L ;)
Last time I went it was to a new dr. I think it was too big because it pinched while in place and was kind of uncomfy.
My dr used the larger ones and tried to open it and I wasn't having it that hurt. So a small one for me only.
I always get a medium Graves...stainless steel and it seems to fit just right
I can understand why it would be really uncomfortable for the patient, but I can also really see the appeal for the doctor.
ive had an NP use one that was too big before. it was pretty uncomfortable, but oddly erotic. i loved feeling stretched. when she left me to get dressed i noticed the speculum was still sitting on the cart and there was a small amount of blood on the bills
I don't think I had one that was "too large" but the metal one was a odd sensation. She put it in a warmer, so it was an odd combo of warm and steel. Very, very hot.
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