what is colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a procedure done to take a closer look at the cervix and vagina. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if they find abnormal cells during your pelvic examination or Pap smear test. Depending on your condition, your provider may also get a small tissue sample for closer examination.

Consult with one of the doctors at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett to know more about colposcopy.

A gynecologist performs a colposcopy on a young girl in a gynecological chair in a modern medical office. Prevention and diagnosis of cervical cancer
Gynecology colposcopy in clinic. Medical background

Colposcopy FAQs

Although there’s a chance that you may feel a slight burning or stinging sensation during the procedure, a colposcopy is relatively painless. You may even get back to your normal activities right after the procedure.

While it is possible for doctors to recommend colposcopy for HPV patients, there are several other reasons why a person may need it. These include abnormal cell growth, unexplained bleeding, and other cervical issues. Talk to one of our doctors at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett to know if colposcopy is a procedure you may need.

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