Colposcopy is safe and effective method which helps gynaecologists identify early signs of cervical cancer and other potential abnormalities. Schedule your Colposcopy appointment today and take control of your health.
Colposcopy is a medical procedure that allows gynaecologists to closely examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for any abnormal changes. It is usually recommended after an abnormal Pap smear or HPV test result, providing further evaluation and diagnosis.
During a Colposcopy, a gynaecologist uses a special device called a colposcope to magnify and illuminate the tissues of the cervix, vagina, and vulva. A vinegar solution or another type of staining agent may be applied to the area to make any abnormal cells more visible.
If any suspicious areas are identified, the gynaecologist may take a small tissue sample for further examination.
A colposcopy is a medical procedure in which a healthcare provider uses a colposcope (a specialised instrument with a light and magnifying lens) to closely examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for abnormalities.
Colposcopy is typically performed to further evaluate and closely examine abnormal Pap smear results or when there are concerns about cervical health, such as cervical dysplasia or HPV infection.
The procedure itself is not typically painful. Some women may experience mild discomfort or a sensation similar to a Pap smear during the procedure.
The appointment usually takes about 10 to 20 minutes, although it may take longer if certain procedures, such as cervical biopsies, are performed.
During the procedure, you will lie on an examination table with your feet in stirrups, similar to a pelvic exam. The healthcare provider will insert a speculum into the vagina and then use the colposcope to examine the cervix and surrounding tissues.
There is usually no special preparation required. You may be advised to avoid vaginal intercourse and the use of tampons or vaginal medications for a few days before the procedure.
Colposcopy is generally considered safe. Potential side effects may include mild bleeding or discomfort after cervical biopsies. Serious complications are rare.
A colposcopy includes an initial visual examination of the cervix, and if abnormalities are seen, a cervical biopsy may be taken during the same appointment. However, not all colposcopy appointments include biopsies.
To request information on any of our other services, please call or complete the enquiry form below: