If your cervical cancer screening is abnormal, your OB/GYN may do a procedure called colposcopy to examine the abnormal growth in more detail. At Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the skilled and compassionate team of female OB/GYNs supports you through testing, procedures, and any treatments you may need. Use the online scheduler or call to book an appointment now.
Colposcopy Q & A
What is a colposcopy?
When do I need a colposcopy?
How do I get ready for a colposcopy?
You’ll typically schedule the procedure when you’re not menstruating. Your OB/GYN gives you specific prep instructions ahead of your colposcopy.
Guidelines generally include avoiding anything in your vagina, including tampons, medications, or douches, for a minimum of one full day in advance. You should refrain from sex for at least 24 hours ahead of your colposcopy. Your OB/GYN may recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever shortly before your appointment to minimize discomfort.
Is there any downtime after a colposcopy?
In a standard colposcopy, there’s no downtime at all. You may experience light bleeding, similar to between-period spotting, for a day or two.
If you have a colposcopy with biopsy, you may experience pain and bleeding for one to two days, so you may need a day or so of recovery time.
The skilled OB/GYNs at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology offer the best in wellness care, testing, treatments, and procedures. Book your appointment online or by phone today.