A colposcopy is an advanced examination of the cervix to detect cervical cancer and precancerous conditions. The examination is performed with a colposcope, which is a magnifying device that resembles a microscope. If any changes are detected, a piece of tissue will be collected from the cervix during the procedure for a more detailed analysis.
Indications for the procedure:
– Changes in the Pap test;
– Visible changes of the cervix;
– Bleeding after intercourse.


The procedure may not be performed if:
– You are menstruating;
– You have severe cervicitis or vaginitis (this must be treated beforehand).
These circumstances may hinder in the correct evaluation.


You may have a brownish discharge for a few days after the collection of the tissue.
The person performing the procedure will tell you how long it will take to receive the result.