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Why the Scoot, Scoot?

During your annual pelvic exam does your ObGyn ask you to keep scooting down the table? It’s a common reminder, but why the scoot, scoot? Southdale provider Dr. Jonathon Jaqua explains the reasoning in this short, informative video.


  • Your provider is looking for ample clearance to use the speculum without bumping it into the exam table
  • Positioning your body near the end of the exam table allows your provider to change the angle of the speculum as needed to reduce discomfort for the patient and reduce any pressure on soft tissue