Colposcopia is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease. During Colposcopia, your Oncologist uses a special instrument called a Colposcope. The doctor may recommend Colposcopia if the Pap Test has shown abnormal results. If the doctor finds an unusual area of cells during Colposcopia, a sample of tissue can be collected for Colposcopia Biopsy. Colposcopia can be used to diagnose Cervical Cancer, Genital Warts, Vaginal Cancer, and Vulvar Cancer, among others.
Colposcopia Treatment begins with the patient lying on the back on a table with feet in supports, just as during a pelvic exam. The doctor places a metal speculum in the vagina and the speculum holds open the walls of the vagina so that the doctor can see the cervix. The doctor positions a special magnifying instrument, called Colposcope, a few inches away from the vulva. A bright light is shown into the vagina and the doctor looks through the lens. Thereafter, your cervix and vagina are swabbed with cotton to clear away any mucus.
If you had a biopsy sample taken during the process, some of the Colposcopia Side Effects might include vaginal pain that lasts one or two days. Sometimes this may be accompanied with a dark discharge from your vagina.