If abnormal cells are identified in your pap smear, a colposcopy and biopsy procedure is the next stage of diagnosis and treatment.
Colposcopy and Biopsy Benefits
Pap smears are carried out to identify abnormal cells in your cervix. If they are discovered it is important that further tests are done. This is typically a colposcopy procedure.
It is a common and non-surgical procedure that uses a high tech machine called a colposcope to examine your cervix, vulva, and vagina. It doesn’t usually take more than 10 or 20 minutes, and there is no need for an anaesthetic. It is also painless.
If your doctor identifies anything abnormal, a biopsy will be taken. This tissue sample is then sent to a lab for further analysis and examination.
The benefits of having our colposcopy procedures include:
- Allows for further tests when abnormal cells are found in your cervix
- Can help reduce anxiety levels as you will have a better diagnosis
- It’s quick and painless