If you have abnormal Pap smear results, you might require a follow-up colposcopy. A colposcopy is a procedure that shines a spotlight on your reproductive health. At her two offices in Midtown East, New York City, and Flushing, Queens, New York, Smita Biswas, MD, offers colposcopy procedures when needed to protect your reproductive system and general health. Dr. Biswas strives to make each procedure as comfortable, safe, and efficient as possible using the latest technologies, techniques, and local anesthesia. Book online or call Smita Biswas, MD, today.
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Dr. Biswas uses colposcopy to diagnose cervical issues and remove abnormal cells. A colposcopy is a diagnostic test involving the use of a special lighted magnifying tool known as a colposcope. A colposcope highlights abnormal cells, polyps, or cervical changes.
Dr. Biswas performs colposcopies in an informative way with local anesthesia to minimize pain, discomfort, and anxiety while maximizing comfort.
If you receive abnormal Pap smear results, Dr. Biswas might suggest a colposcopy.
As well as checking for precancerous changes or cancerous cervical growths, a colposcopy helps diagnose various issues, such as:
A colposcopy helps identify the root cause of abnormal uterine bleeding or unexplained pelvic pain.
Dr. Biswas provides in-office colposcopy procedures under local anesthesia for your convenience and comfort. Like routine pelvic exams, you lie on an exam table and place your feet in foot supports.
Dr. Biswas gently inserts a speculum to hold open your vaginal walls and inserts the colposcope into your vagina to view your cervix. In many cases, Dr. Biswas applies a special solution to your cervix with a cotton ball to highlight abnormal cells.
This solution application sometimes causes mild burning, and you may experience moderate pressure or discomfort from the colposcope.
Dr. Biswas identifies areas of suspicious cells that could indicate cancer and require a biopsy. Dr. Biswas performs a biopsy at the same time as your colposcopy, gently removing a small piece of cervical tissue for further evaluation at a medical lab.
If you don’t need a biopsy, you can usually return to daily activities immediately after your appointment. Dr. Biswas usually recommends not using tampons or having sex for a period of time.
A biopsy might cause light bleeding and mild pain for several days after your procedure. You can use over-the-counter pain relievers to mitigate this discomfort.
Dr. Biswas will discuss any issues found during the colposcopy following your procedure. If you had a biopsy, Dr. Biswas usually calls you to discuss the findings within a few days.
To understand the many diagnostic benefits of a colposcopy, call Smita Biswas, MD, or use the online scheduling tool today.