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is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, your doctor uses a special instrument called a colposcope. Biopsies may be taken if there are suspicious lesions.
(Objectives) Colposcopy can be used to diagnose:
- Natural menopause
- Surgical menopause ( removal of ovaries)
- Early onset ovarian failure
- Other conditions like endometrial lining problems , cancer treatment and genetic conditions
To prepare for your colposcopy, your doctor may recommend that you:
- Avoid scheduling your colposcopy during your period
- Don’t have vaginal intercourse the day before
- Don’t use tampons the day or two before your colposcopy
- Don’t use vaginal medications for the two days before
- Take some paracetamol before going to your colposcopy
Risks: Colposcopy is a safe procedure that carries very few risks. Rarely, some bleeding or infection may occur.
After colposcopy: You may experience some spotting or very light bleeding from your vagina in the next day or two.