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What To Expect: Colposcopy


What Is a Colposcopy? 

  • A Pap smear is a test to screen for cervical cancer. When the pap smear is abnormal, often a colposcopy is recommended. 
  • A colposcopy is a microscope examination of the cervix. 

What Will Happen? 

  • It is fine to eat a normal meal prior to the procedure. 
  • It is nice to bring a driver with you, but it is not necessary. 
  • In the exam room, your provider will place a speculum, just like during a pap smear exam. 
  • A solution will be placed on the cervix and then the cervix is examined using a special microscope. 
  • If abnormal cells are seen, the provider may need to take a biopsy, which is a small sample of cells. 
  • The procedure usually only takes about 5-10 minutes. 
  • If you have heavy bleeding or see clots passing, or if you have a fever of over 100 F, please call the office. 

After the Procedure

  • If a biopsy was taken, you will have a medication placed on the cervix to stop bleeding. 
  • This medication turns into a blackish-brown crumbly discharge. 
  • You will want to use a pad, not a tampon, for about 5 days after the procedure. 
  • You should abstain from intercourse for 5 days after the procedure. 

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Advanced Urogynecology
260 Lookout Place, Suite 201
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: 407-440-1054
Fax: 407 898 9805
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