It is vitally important to get regular screenings to check for cervical cancer. This checkup will be done with a routine procedure called a Pap smear, and it entails the removal of a small amount of cells from the cervix. The Pap smear will inform the doctor if there are any irregularities in the cervix. If the results of this test are abnormal, then you will likely be required to undergo a vaginal colposcopy.
A vaginal colposcopy is a medical procedure that allows a doctor to closely examine the cervix and the vaginal tissues. A special medical tool called a colposcope magnifies the cervical and vaginal tissues to help the doctor diagnose any problems. The magnification ensures the doctor is able to identify and biopsy any irregular tissues. These cells are then tested to diagnose your health issue.
Going to the doctor can sometimes be a somewhat uneasy experience, but you have nothing to worry about during your vaginal colposcopy. The procedure is completely safe with almost no risks.
The vaginal colposcopy will be performed at the comfort of our office. It should only take minutes to perform the vaginal colposcopy procedure. And you will be able to go home immediately after your appointment is over. You will only have restrictions on your activities if a biopsy was performed.
It may take some time to get the results of the biopsy. The doctor will inform you of the results as soon as they are received. The most common health issues diagnosed with the vaginal colposcopy procedure are precancerous chances to the cervix, genital warts and inflammation of the cervix. The next step in your treatment will be determined after the biopsy results are received, but there is also a chance that the biopsy will reveal no health issues.