A colposcopy is a test to examine the cervix. It’s a routine and painless procedure, usually done if you had a cervical screening test (smear test) detect abnormal cells.
During a colposcopy your Gynaecologist Consultant will insert a speculum into your vagina. A microscope is then used to look at your cervix in greater detail. A biopsy may be taken from your cervix for testing. It is possible for abnormal cells to be treated during a colposcopy.
If further treatment is required to treat abnormal cells you may require treatment to your cervix.