A colposcopy is carried out when abnormalities have been seen on a cervical smear. The colposcope is a microscope which magnifies the cervix and enables it to be examined more closely.
Colposcopy is a painless procedure performed in
Dilute acetic acid and iodine may be painted onto
Small pieces of tissue called biopsies may be removed
There may be a small amount of bleeding following
the procedure, but normal activities can be resumed
If an abnormality is present, it may also be treated