On the gynecological chair gynecological examinations take place. Of the Gynecologist chair consists of a comfortable lounger with an inclinable back and bowl-shaped brackets or supports on the left and right of the lying surface. The doctor examines the woman's abdomen on this chair. A direct view of the external female genital organs is possible. The use of special examination instruments is also made easier on the gynecological chair. The patient lies in the so-called lithotomy position directly in front of the doctor. Similar medical devices are also used for examinations of the urethra and bladder as well as the anus and rectum in urology and proctology.
Modern gynecological chairs offer a wide range of options to ensure effectiveness and comfort for everyone involved at the highest level. Nowadays, the height and inclination of the seat can be adjusted at the push of a button. Small electric motors also bring the footrests into any desired position.
The height of the chair can also be changed using the foot control. The elevated pelvic position and the position of the back are also freely adjustable. The various examination positions can be optimally changed within a few seconds. All engines run simultaneously.
The latest models of gynecological chairs offer a low entry height so that you can sit down without stepping on your feet. The devices for storing the legs can be removed in a few simple steps. This is very beneficial for patients in wheelchairs and when moving patients. Luxury versions of the chairs also allow the seat heating to be regulated. A gynecology chair can carry a maximum weight of around 200 kilograms.
Users of modern gynecological chairs are positive about some improvements over older models. The lower legs are no longer placed on special brackets, but rather the feet are placed on innovative brackets. Patients praise a freer feeling on the new examination chairs, also towards the doctors. If the treatment breaks are necessary, the legs can be closed at any time and then opened again immediately. In addition, with the new footrests, the legs no longer have to be raised as much as they used to be.
Getting in and out is much easier than in earlier times due to the greater mobility of the chair construction. Due to the material, new examination chairs also convey greater cleanliness and greater comfort. The position of the patient on the gynecology chair should be as relaxed as possible. With the help of modern technology, the doctor can easily make any desired change in position.
The person to be examined can therefore always be very calm and does not need to fear unpleasant situations. However, if any anxiety emerges, calm breathing or a request for a short treatment break usually help.
Doctors first examine the patient's external genital organs on the gynecologist's chair. Basically there will be sterile gloves worn. At the beginning, the outer and inner labia are carefully pulled apart a little. The areas of the vaginal entrance and the exit of the urethra can thus be clearly seen. Any redness or atypical discharges are quickly noticeable.
The doctor then takes a small sample of the vaginal secretion, which is sent to a laboratory. The findings provide information about the vaginal flora, i.e. the balanced colonization of the vagina with bacteria. The cervix is felt with a small cotton swab for possible ulcers.
With the help of preheated instruments, the doctor can then carefully penetrate further areas of the vagina and uterus. Any illnesses such as cervical cancer can thus be detected early and successfully cured. After the instruments have been removed, the doctor can still feel the uterus from the outside of the abdomen. Because the gynecologist's chair has a special position that relieves the pressure on the abdominal wall, it can be felt particularly easily and comfortably.
If necessary, the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries are examined in more detail using ultrasound. Part of every routine examination in the gynecological chair is also a thorough palpation of the breast, especially in the area around the nipples.
Instruments such as the vaginal mirror (speculum) and a magnifying glass with a light source (colposcope) are easily accessible to the doctor on the gynecological chair. The doctor can take this to hand at any time while sitting in front of the chair in order to carry out the relevant examinations. The speculum is used to open the vagina so that the vaginal wall and cervix can be seen. Finally, the colposcope makes it possible The inside of the vagina can be viewed with 10 to 40 times magnification. The size of these devices is precisely tailored to the nature of the vagina so that the examinations do not cause any pain.
However, the patient should be able to relax her pelvic floor, which in turn can be helped by the correct adjustment of the gynecologist's chair. At the examination chair, the doctor can also carry out various early cancer diagnoses. For example, a rectal palpation examination is possible. It is used to scan the patient's rectum. In this way tumors can be found.
In addition, the doctor examines pregnant women with special movements from the outside of the abdomen in order to obtain information about the position and size of the child. These determinations are also possible from the vagina and intestine.