Colposcopy (kol-POS-kuh-pee) is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During the colposcopy procedure one of our physicians will use a special instrument called a colposcope.

A Women's Center Physician may recommend colposcopy if your Pap test has shown abnormal results. If an unusual area of cells during colposcopy is found, a sample of tissue may be collected for laboratory testing (biopsy).

It is normal for a women to experience some anxiety before their colposcopy exams. Our physicans will clearly explain the procedure to the patient so that they will fully understand what to expect during the colposcopy. This typically brings a great amount of solace to the patient.

Colposcopy can be used to diagnose:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Genital warts
  • Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
  • Precancerous changes in the tissue of the cervix
  • Precancerous changes in the tissue of the vagina
  • Precancerous changes of the vulva
  • Vaginal cancer

For more information about a Colposcopy procedures and many other procedures performed at The Women's Center, call 407.857.2502 or simply contact one of our staff nurses now!