Colposcopy examinations are primarily for women who have had an abnormal cervical cytology (smear test). Others attend because of bleeding after intercourse, bleeding in-between periods or because of an abnormal appearance of the cervix.
A colposcope is a low-powered microscope used to examine a woman’s cervix to assess the extent and severity of any problem and to determine appropriate treatment.
Referrals are usually made by GPs or gynaecologists.
Department of family services
Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital
North East Lincolnshire