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York Hospital

Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

01904 715000 01904 715299 (fax)
Treatment enquiries 01904 715 111

Why choose Nuffield Health York Hospital for your colposcopy?

Have you received abnormal results from a smear test, experienced pain in the genital area or encountered abnormal bleeding? If so, our expert women's health consultants at Nuffield Health York Hospital regularly provide colposcopy examinations for women who want to investigate their health concerns further.

Our experienced gynaecologists have been helping women across Yorkshire find peace of mind and effective treatment for a range of women's health conditions for a number of years. By choosing Nuffield Health York Hospital, you can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible for advice and medical care.

How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health York Hospital

If you are looking to get a colposcopy examination and want to discuss your concerns and the treatment options open you with one of our gynaecology consultants in York, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team be calling 01904 715 111.

What is a colposcopy?

A colposcopy is an examination of vaginal and cervical tissues using a colposcope. A colposcope is a type of microscope used to magnify the surface of the cervix 10 to 40 times its normal size.

A colposcopy can also be recommended to investigate:

  • Abnormal appearance of the cervix
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pain in the genital area
  • Inflammation of the cervix
  • Benign (non-cancerous) growths
  • Genital warts

What happens during a colposcopy?

A colposcopy takes 10-20 minutes. The first part of a colposcopy is very similar to having a cervical smear. A speculum will be used to gently hold your vagina open. The colposcope does not go inside your vagina - it simply magnifies the area so your consultant can closely examine your cervix.

Your consultant may use some liquids to help highlight any abnormal areas of your cervix. They may also take a sample of the cells around your cervix for laboratory evaluation.

Going home after your colposcopy

You should be able to go home right after having your colposcopy. You may experience slight bleeding or discharge for the first few days after this procedure. If you experience any heavy bleeding, cramping or fever be sure and contact your GP.

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