A colposcopy may be recommended if you have an abnormal smear test, or experience symptoms such as bleeding between your periods or after sex, a persistent vaginal discharge or pelvic pain.
Sometimes, a colposcopy is suggested if your womb is tilted, meaning that the cervix is not easily visible and therefore it’s less simple to take a cervical smear.
A colposcopy allows a specially trained gynaecologist to see your cervix clearly, to assess the nature of any cervical abnormalities, and, if necessary, recommend the right treatment for you. It usually takes around 20 minutes, after which you can go about your day as normal.
In cases where treatment is needed, this can usually be carried out during your appointment to avoid any further delay.
Your consultant gynaecologist will explain all the colposcopy findings during your examination. If you have any tests taken, such as a cervical smear, a biopsy, or swabs, these results will be sent to you within a few days or a follow-up appointment will be arranged to discuss the findings. If you have any questions or worries, you can phone the clinic at any time.
Private Colposcopy London
Our specialist gynaecologists at The Medical Chambers Kensington are accredited by the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP).
Our appointment includes a detailed consultation with your chosen consultant, followed by the procedure itself, which lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. In some cases your gynaecologist may have to take a small sample to be sent to the laboratory for analysis (biopsy) and they will explain this to you. Your gynaecologist will discuss all aspects of your colposcopy treatment choices with you.
The cost of our colposcopy packages can be found here.
To find out how our private colposcopy specialists can help you, please telephone 020 7244 4200 for a confidential chat or make an appointment online.