Colposcopy – a gynecological investigation method, with which can be thoroughly examined the cervix, the vaginal wall and mucosa of the external genitalia. Colposcopy is performed using a microscope with a magnification of 5 to 30 times. no contraindications colposcopy. The method is absolutely not traumatic and painless, if there is video, the image is projected on a screen or recorded on the photo.
The main purpose of colposcopy:
- Diagnosis of precancerous lesions and early (pre-clinical) stages of cervical cancer;
- Enhanced diagnostic capabilities in the treatment of ectopia (erosion), ectropion, polyps, endometriosis, inflammatory processes;
- The ability to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of treatment methods (cryoablation, laser therapy, local diathermocoagulation and medical procedures);
- Clarification of a number of physiological changes in the cervix during pregnancy, menopause, contraception, etc .;
To clarify the diagnosis, sometimes doctors need to do some tests, such as a 2% solution of Lugol or 3% solution of acetic acid. This is called an extended colposcopy.
Colposcopy is a diagnostic method, indicated for all women who undergo the regular preventive examination with smears on atypical cells (PAP – smear), and all patients of the gynecologist, especially during the initial visit, as well as in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment of cervical disease , vagina and vulva.
Reliability of colposcopy ranges from 70 to 99%, while the cytological study, according to global statistics is informative 30 to 50% (depending on the method).
Colposcopy is available at our clinic (the simple and extended), with the possibility of photographic images, video preview, and analyze of data according to evidence-based medicine.
In the center of Medical Practice Dr.Danatsko, the photocolposcopy is performed using a colposcope Olympus OCS – 500 (Japan).