Colposcopy in Overland Park, KS

The purpose of a Colposcopy is to examine the cervix for indications of cervical cancer. In most cases, this procedure is performed on women whose pap test has returned abnormal results.

If you’re seeking a colposcopy in the Overland Park area, contact Women’s Care OBGYN today to schedule a consultation. Give us a call at (913) 384-4990 or request an appointment through our secure online form.

What is the Doctor Looking For?

The doctor will use an imaging device, called a colposcope, which is basically a microscope to look closely at the cervix for irregular cervical tissue. A cervix with potentially pre-cancerous changes may have white patches or abnormal appearing blood vessels. In these instances, a small tissue sample may be taken and tested.

A healthy cervix will appear pink and smooth. If everything looks normal, additional tests may be needed to determine the cause of the irregular pap results.

Preparing for the Test

There is little preparation needed for a Colposcopy. However, before having this test performed, it is highly recommended that you:

  • Abstain from sex 24 to 48 hours before the procedure.
  • Do not insert any products, such as tampons, into your vagina.
  • Ensure the procedure date does not fall during your period.

Will it Hurt?

Some discomfort may be felt when a mild solution is used to clean the cervix, but the Colposcopy should not hurt since the colposcope does not touch you. If a sample is needed, you may feel a slight pinching feeling as tissue is collected.

After the Procedure

For those who did not have a sample taken:

  • No restrictions will be placed on your activity.
  • Light bleeding or spotting may occur for a day or two.

For those who did have a sample taken:

  • Avoid intercourse or using tampons for at least a week.
  • Vaginal pain or discomfort may last a few days.
  • Light bleeding may be present for a few days.
  • You may notice dark vaginal discharge immediately following the Colposcopy.

Schedule a Colposcopy

The OBGYNs at Women’s Care OBGYN are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to women throughout Kansas. All of our providers have extensive experience performing colposcopies and can provide accurate testing and treatment at our OBGYN offices in Overland Park and Shawnee Mission. Please call (913) 384-4990 or schedule an appointment online today!

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