Chapter 20: The pelvic exam
4. Place the other end of the spatula just
underneath the cervix where it meets the
vagina. Gently scrape sideways once.
5. Wipe the spatula onto the middle of the
slide, next to the first sample.
6. Put the tip of the swab or cytobrush
about 1 centimeter into the opening of
the cervix. Gently roll it in a full circle.
This can be uncomfortable for the
woman, but it is not dangerous.
7. Wipe the swab onto the end of the slide
that has not been used, next to the
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