What exactly is Colposcopy?
Colposcopy procedure is a simple procedure, in which, the doctor uses a magnifying device to have a look at your vulva, vagina, and cervix. This helps in identifying the abnormal cells easily. If a problem is observed during a colposcopy, a biopsy may be taken. One of the benefits is that it helps in examining the external genital area i.e. the vulva, cervix, and the vagina.
The procedure for the test is the same as a PAP test. It is vital to know that a colposcopy procedure is not carried out while you are menstruating. Also, you will be asked by the colposcopy clinic to avoid intercourse, any vaginal medication, tampons or douches 24 hours before the test.