The process of Colposcopy involves close examination of the cervix, vagina, and vulva for any signs of disease. While performing Colposcopy, your Oncologist takes the help of a special device called the Colposcope. You might be prescribed Colposcopy if your prior Pap Test had reflected abnormal results. During Colposcopy, if the doctor detects any area with unusual cells, he shall collect a tissue sample for Colposcopy Biopsy. Several diseases such as Cervical Cancer, Genital Warts, Vaginal Cancer, and Vulvar Cancer are diagnosed through Colposcopy.
The procedure for Colposcopy Treatment starts with the patient lying on her back on a table with feet held in supports, similar to a pelvic exam. The doctor places a metal speculum in the vagina, through which the vaginal walls are held open for a clear view of the cervix. The Colposcope is placed a few inches away from the vulva, a bright light is shown into the vagina, and the doctor looks through the lens. Post this, your cervix and vagina are swabbed with cotton to clear away any mucus.
The side effects of taking a sample during Biopsy of Cervix may include slight vaginal pain that lasts one or two days and a dark discharge from your vagina.