Colposcopy is the procedure to examine the cervix, vagina and vulva for disease. A colposcope is used to view the internal parts of these organs. Colposcopy is carried out in case of abnormal results of Pap smear and cervical screening tests.

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A colposcopy may be needed in case of- 

  • Genital Warts
  • Cervicitis
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical pain
  • Unusual discharge from the vagina
  • Vulvar cancer

Colposcopy is a diagnosis for several diseases of the vagina, vulva and the cervix. Before a colposcopy, the patient must not take any vaginal medications at least for 2 days before. It is recommended that the patient does not have sexual intercourse or use tampons several days prior to the procedure.

A colposcopy is performed while the patient sits on a chair which provides support to the broadened legs to get access to the vagina. A speculum keeps the walls of the vagina open to view the cervix. Colposcope, a magnifying instrument, is used to examine the cervix carefully.

After a colposcopy, there may be chances of heavy bleeding and a discharge from the vagina. There are possibilities of an infection of the vagina or cervix. The patient may also suffer from pain in the pelvic region.

After a colposcopy, the patient should avoid using tampons for at least about one week after. In case of persistent bleeding and unusual discharge, the patient must contact the doctor.

Colposcopy from one of the best multi-speciality hospital: Surya Hospital, Santacruz West, Mumbai




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