What is Colposcopy?

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Colposcopy is a test procedure involving operations such as examination of the cervix with a microscope, staining the cervix with a certain type of dye, detecting the risky areas that become visible with staining and taking biopsy sample from these areas.

Who are Suitable Candidate for Colposcopy?

  • Those whose HPV test shows a high-risk HPV.
  • Those whose experience bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Those who have a visible problem in the cervix that can be seen during gynecological examination.
  • Those who have abnormal smear tests results despite that their tests show no HPV are suitable candidates for colposcopy..

How is the Colposcopy Procedure Performed?

  • Colposcopy is a procedure that can be performed in a doctor's office setting.
  • Colposcopy does not require anesthesia.
  • The patient is asked to lie on the table in the gynecological examination position
  • An instrument called a speculum is inserted into the vagina to observe the cervix.
  • The cervix is examined by zooming in with a microscope. The physician tries to observe cellular changes.
  • The physician sprays 5% acetic acid onto the cervix and waits for a while. Some warts become visible after stained with acetic acid. Areas with cellular changes show symptom by turning white.
  • If risky areas are detected, a biopsy procedure is performed. Biopsy is not a painful procedure. The cervix is not sensitive to the penetration of needles or cutting.
  • Lugol solution is applied to the cervix.
  • A biopsy is taken from the area considered to be risky.
  • The biopsies taken are sent to the pathologist, and
  • The follow-up and treatment protocol is shaped in accordance with the results of the pathological examination.

Is Colposcopy Procedure Painful?

The colposcopy procedure is not painful. There may be a slight groin pain if a biopsy is needed. This pain is not unbearable. No need for anesthesia or numbing.

Although colposcopy is not painful, our patients may not want to experience this moment and may experience fear of gynecological examination. In such cases, we can give the patient general anesthesia.

When Will Colposcopy Result Come Out?

The colposcopy procedure can result in a normal way, so the result will be out at the same time. However, if we have taken a biopsy during the colposcopy procedure, we send this piece to the pathology laboratory. The results come from the pathology laboratory within 1 week at the latest.

When the comments of those who have had colposcopy are examined, this waiting period tires the patients the most. We also want to send the biopsy sample to the laboratory as quickly as we can and learn the results quickly. As soon as the results come out, the patients are personally called by our doctor and detailed information is given to our patients.

What will happen after colposcopy?

If no risky condition is observed, nothing is done after colposcopy until the HPV test to be performed 1 year later.

If the analysis of the biopsy taken during the colposcopy shows a CIN 1 lesion, there is no need to be afraid; and in such a case, the same procedures are repeated 1 year later.

If the result shows a CIN 2 or CIN 3 lesion, the LEEP operation is performed on the patient. For detailed information about the LEEP operation CLICK HERE

If the result shows a carcinoma in situ or invasive cancer, the patient is referred to a Gynecological Oncology Specialist, who plans a surgical intervention.

In our HPV Treatment Center in Silivri, colposcopy and colposcopic biopsy procedures are performed a digital microscope by Gynecologist Doctor Eser Ağar. Follow-up and treatment protocols are followed in accordance with the results.

You can call our call center at +90 212 986 08 22 to get detailed information about colposcopy and to make an appointment.

Colposcopy Prices

Colposcopy prices vary depending on whether a biopsy is taken during the procedure and whether general anesthesia is applied.

The colposcopy prices we do in our center are not confidential. In accordance with the rules of the Ministry of Health, we cannot share price information on our website. Our patients who want to have information about colposcopy prices can call our call center at +90 212 986 08 22 and get detailed price information.

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Considerations After Colposcopy

Colposcopy is an intervention with a low probability of complications. If a biopsy was not performed, you can return to your daily life immediately after the procedure.

If a biopsy was performed during colposcopy, it is essential to control bleeding. We accept bleeding that does not exceed the amount of bleeding during the menstrual period as normal. If you have heavy bleeding after the procedure, please consult your doctor.

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