Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure undertaken for the close examination cervix, vagina and vulva. The procedure is performed using a special instrument known as a colposcope and ascertains possible signs of any diseases of these organs. In most cases, an abnormal pap test prods your gynaecologist to explore colposcopy to further diagnose & investigate diseases of the cervix, vagina and vulva.
Colposcopy is a relatively easy and risk-free procedure and is regularly performed across the globe. However, certain risks are inherent with every medical procedure, these include – heavy bleeding, infections and excessive pelvic pain. Following the procedure, immediate doctor consultation is recommended should you experience fever, chills or bleeding.
Precautions for Undergoing Colposcopy
- Avoid it during periods
- Don’t engage in intercourse a day or two prior
- Stop using tampons a day or two prior
- Don’t apply vaginal medication
Colposcopy is Diagnosis for the Following Conditions:
- Genital warts
- Cervical inflammation
- Early stage cancer of cervix, vagina or vulva