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Colposcopy

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Introduction
A colposcopy is a procedure where the surface of the cervix is closely examined using a magnifying instrument called a colposcope.
Why a colposcopy is used
In most cases, a colposcopy is carried out after an abnormal cervical screening test result.
How a colposcopy is carried out
A colposcopy is usually a straightforward, safe and pain-free procedure.
Results of a colposcopy
After a colposcopy, the colposcopist will have an idea straight away whether you have abnormal cells in your cervix.
Treating abnormal cells in the cervix
You may require treatment if the results of your colposcopy indicate that you have abnormal cells in your cervix.