Colposcopy And Treatment of Cervical Abnormalities

An overview of colposcopies and cervical abnormality treatment

Colposcopy is a medical procedure that involves the examination of the cervix using a microscope called colposcope. This will examine an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix and the tissues of the vulva and vagina. 

The colposcope provides an enlarged view of these areas which will allow us to visually distinguish the abnormal from the normal appearing tissue. It also enables us to take directed biopsies for further pathological examination.

The main goal of this is to prevent cervical cancer by catching lesions early and treating them immediately. A colposcopy will be needed if you have abnormal cervical smear test results. Although abnormal cell changes can often return to normal on their own, some abnormal cells can develop into cervical cancer if not treated.

How Auckland Gynaecology can help

If you have abnormal cervical screening test results, this means that you have changes in the cells covering the cervix. If this is left untreated there is a risk that they may develop into cervical cancer.

Your test results may have shown:

  • Low grade dyskaryosis (borderline or mild cell changes)
  • High grade dyskaryosis (moderate or severe cell changes)
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  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain, endometriosis
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  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
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  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cervical screening
  • Early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage
  • Vulval disease
  • Post pregnancy problems
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