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A colposcopy is an in-office procedure used to explore abnormalities of the vulva, cervix and vagina. It is usually performed following an abnormal Pap test.

Why is Coposcopy Performed

During the procedure, your provider will take a tissue sample, or biopsy, to help diagnose conditions that can include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Precancerous changes in the vagina or cervix
  • Genital warts
  • Inflammation of the cervix
  • Cancers of the vagina and vulva

About the Procedure

Colposcopy is a 10-20 minute procedure generally performed in our offices during a time when you are not having your period. You may be given a sedative to help you relax and perhaps a local anesthetic.

Through the magnifying-styled device called a colposcope, your doctor will look inside your vagina and cervix to explore suspicious areas.

Colposcopy is a common, safe and effective procedure. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of complications. Talk with your provider to learn more.

Colposcopy is an in-office procedure that takes place at any of our clinic locations in Maple Grove, Blaine, Plymouth and Crystal.

We will call you to schedule your appointment. Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you have. Shortly following the procedure, you should be able to go home. You may experience mild cramping or bloody discharge. This is normal.

If you have follow up questions or concerns, talk with your provider or our helpful triage nurses. Results are usually available within several days of the procedure.

  • What does the procedure do?
  • What are the risks?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Is this covered by insurance?
  • What can I expect for recovery time?
  • When can I go back to work/normal activities?
  • When will I learn the results?
Understanding Risks

Colposcopy is a common, safe and effective procedure. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of complications. Talk with your provider to learn more.

Where the Procedure is Performed

Colposcopy is an in-office procedure that takes place at any of our clinic locations in Maple Grove, Blaine, Plymouth and Crystal.

What to Expect

We will call you to schedule your appointment. Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions you have. Shortly following the procedure, you should be able to go home. You may experience mild cramping or bloody discharge. This is normal.

If you have follow up questions or concerns, talk with your provider or our helpful triage nurses. Results are usually available within several days of the procedure.

Questions to Ask Your Provider
  • What does the procedure do?
  • What are the risks?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • Is this covered by insurance?
  • What can I expect for recovery time?
  • When can I go back to work/normal activities?
  • When will I learn the results?

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