Colposcopy – this is a test we perform if a patient has an abnormal pap smear result. It further clarifies for us if a patient has abnormal cells on her cervix, known as dysplasia.
How is a colposcopy performed?
The colposcopy is performed in the office and takes about 15 minutes. We examine the patient’s cervix under magnification, rinse the cervix with several solutions and obtain very small biopsies after using local anesthesia. Patients might have some light bleeding afterwards with some mild cramping, but can resume normal activities immediately. Results take a little over a week.