Colposcopy

  • colpWhat is colposcopy?
    • Colposcopy is a procedure to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva for disease. A colposcope is used to magnify the area, and any abnormal areas may be biopsied and sent to a lab for testing.
  • Indications:
    • A colposcopy is typically performed if there is an abnormal Pap test or pelvic exam, and a biopsy if often obtained.
  • Risks:
    • Risks are rare but may include heavy bleeding, infection, or pelvic pain