What is colposcopy?
Colposcopy is an examination of the cervix (lower part of the uterus) and the wall of the vagina. It is performed using a special microscope, called a colposcope, that gives a magnified view of tissue lining the cervix and vagina.
Do I need colposcopy?
Colposcopy is recommended for women who:
- Have had abnormal Pap test results
- Have mothers who took "DES" (a female hormone) during pregnancy
- Have a history of abnormal cells on previous colposcopic exams