Augusta Health Care for Women

39 Beam Lane,Fishersville, Virginia 22939
Phone: (540) 213-7750, (540) 213-7755

110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, Virginia 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7751, Fax: (540) 213-7755.

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What can I expect during a colposcopy procedure?

A Colposcopy involves the use of a lighted microscope, called a colposcope, designed to give a magnified view of tissue lining the cervix and vagina. A speculum will be inserted into the vagina, a mild solution of acetic acid (vinegar) is swabbed on the cervix to wash away mucous secretions and highlight abnormal areas on the surface. Your care provider will determine whether to proceed with collection of biopsy sample(s) or not after performing a visual examination.

The procedure may be used to diagnose infections, inflammatory, pre-malignant, malignant, or other conditions affecting the cervix and/or vaginal walls. Results can take up to 14 business days.

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Consent Form

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