A Colposcopy is a procedure that involves having a detailed look at the cervix used to detect signs of gynaecological cancer and cervical cancer. Instead of looking at the cervix with the naked eye a special microscope is used to show changes at high magnification.
This procedure is usually done by a gynaecologist and is done in an outpatient clinic. It is no more uncomfortable than having a smear test. Sometimes a biopsy is recommended and usually this causes only minor discomfort. If the colposcopy examination shows CIN and treatment is recommended, this can usually be done at the same time with a local anaesthetic. The whole gynaecological clinic visit is likely to take no more than 30 minutes.
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