Colposcopy

Colposcopy at Tees Valley Hospital

What is a Colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a 20-minute outpatient examination that uses a colposcope, meaning a special microscope, to examine your cervix, vagina and vulva under magnification for signs of disease.

A colposcopy looks at your cervix for any cells that are cancerous or abnormal and may become cancerous. It aims to find these cells early on and prevent them from developing into anything more serious.

During a colposcopy, a speculum is inserted into your vagina and gently opened, the same as during your cervical screening. A microscope with a light is then positioned a few inches from your vulva and is used to look at your cervix. Liquids may be applied to your cervix to highlight any abnormal areas. A small amount of tissue might be removed, known as a biopsy, and sent to a laboratory for testing.

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