Colposcopy

Our practice offers the latest in colposcopy technology for abnormal Pap smears

Colposcopy

Our practice offers the latest in colposcopy technology for abnormal Pap smears

What is
a Colposcopy?


Colposcopy is a diagnostic exam in which your doctor applies a vinegar solution to your cervix and uses a magnifying scope to look for areas that may turn white. This “acetowhitening effect” helps your doctor determine if you need a cervical biopsy.

What is a biopsy?
A cervical biopsy is when a tiny piece of tissue from your cervix is removed and then examined with a microscope for changes in the cells. Changes in the cells may indicate a pre-cancerous condition called cervical dysplasia. Most forms of dysplasia are not cancerous and can be treated.

What does an abnormal pap smear mean?
An abnormal pap smear can mean there are changes to cells in your cervix. These may indicate inflammation or pre-cancerous changes that could develop into cervical cancer if left untreated. Your doctor will perform a colposcopy exam to learn more.