Hi, I had uterine cancer and I have to see my gyn every 3 months and my gyn/onc every 6 for the first year. After that we'll see what they change it to.
I looked up a colposcopy on WebMD and this is what they say:
Colposcopy for abnormal cervical cell changes
A colposcopy uses a magnifying instrument called a colposcope to look at the vagina and the cervix. Abnormalities (dysplasia) can be seen that might be missed by the naked eye.
How it is done
A colposcopy is usually done in your health professional's office or a clinic.
You will need to take off your clothes below the waist and drape a paper or cloth covering around your waist. You will then lie on your back on an examination table with your feet raised and supported by footrests (stirrups). Your health professional will insert an instrument with curved blades (speculum) into your vagina. The speculum gently spreads apart the vaginal walls, allowing the inside of the vagina and the cervix to be examined.
The colposcope is then placed near the opening of the vagina. Your health professional looks through the colposcope at the cervix and vagina. If the colposcope has a camera attached, pictures can be displayed on a video screen or saved for a permanent record of the test.
The cervix and vagina will be swabbed with a vinegar (acetic acid) solution and sometimes also with an iodine solution. These solutions make abnormal cells of the cervix or vagina more visible. A cervical biopsy may then be done.
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