A colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina, and vulva for signs of disease.
During a colposcopy, our specialist will use a particular instrument called a colposcope to look at these tissues. A colposcopy is similar to a microscope. It magnifies the tissues so that the doctor can see them more clearly.
During a colposcopy, we may also take a small tissue sample (biopsy). A biopsy is usually done if abnormal areas are seen during the exam. We will send the tissue sample to a laboratory for testing.