Colposcopy in London
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Your health as a woman is vital. Sometimes, you might have contracted a disease without knowing, which is why you need to undertake colposcopy through the help of our experienced gynaecology specialist.
What is Colposcopy?
This is a medical procedure to carefully examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of diseases. During colposcopy, a special instrument called a colposcope is used. We recommend colposcopy if your Pap test result is abnormal. If our medical team detect any unusual area of cells during this procedure, a sample of tissue will be collected for biopsy (laboratory testing).
What you feel during a biopsy depends on the type of tissue collected. A vaginal or cervical biopsy comes with varying experiences, but in all, we are careful not to cause you so much pain. This procedure is carried out in the shortest possible time.
Colposcopy can be used to diagnose:
- Cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix)
- Precancerous changes in the tissue of the vagina
- Precancerous changes in the tissue of the cervix
- Genital warts
- Precancerous changes of the vulva
When do you need Colposcopy?
You may be experiencing some changes in your genitals that are confusing. To be on the safe side, you’ll need to reach out to us through a call or via mail in order to schedule a session with our experts and undergo colposcopy. This is done in order to be sure of what is wrong with you and treat it immediately.
Are there any risks?
Colposcopy is a safe procedure that poses little to no risk. With our experienced gynaecology specialists, you can be guaranteed you are in safe hands. Rarely, complications from biopsies taken during colposcopy can occur; it includes:
- Pelvic pain
- Heavy bleeding
Signs and symptoms of complications
You need to call our doctors if you experience the following after a colposcopy:
- Bleeding that is heavier than you usually experience during your period
Preparing for a Colposcopy
We recommend that when preparing for colposcopy, you should:
- Avoid scheduling your colposcopy during your period
- Avoid vaginal intercourse the day or two days before your colposcopy
- Avoid using vaginal medications two days before going to your colposcopy appointment
- Avoid using tampons a day or two days before your colposcopy
- Avoid taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), before your colposcopy.
While waiting for your colposcopy exams, you may generally feel uncomfortable due to anxiety, so we urge you to relax.
The result of your colposcopy will determine whether you will need any further testing and treatment.
If you have any further questions regarding colposcopy or want to book an appointment, you can give us a call or pay a visit to our clinic. Your health is vital to us.