If you have abnormal Pap smear results you might need a follow-up colposcopy — a procedure that can shine 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 and techniques and local anesthesia. Book online or call Smita Biswas, MD, today.
Dr. Biswas uses a colposcopy to diagnose issues of your cervix and remove abnormal cells. A colposcopy is a diagnostic test involving the use of a special lighted magnifying tool known as a colposcope that can highlight abnormal cells, polyps, or changes in the cervix.
Dr. Biswas performs colposcopies in an informative and comfortable way with local anesthesia to decrease pain, discomfort, and anxiety, and provide the best possible patient experience.
If you have abnormal Pap smear results, Dr. Biswas might suggest a colposcopy.
As well as checking for precancerous changes or cancerous growths in the cervix, a colposcopy can help Dr. Biswas diagnose various issues, such as:
A colposcopy can be helpful for identifying the root cause of abnormal uterine bleeding or unexplained pelvic pain.
Dr. Biswas provides in-office colposcopy procedures under local anesthesia for your convenience. Just like your routine pelvic exam, you lie on an exam table and place your feet in the 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 might cause some mild burning and you might experience some pressure or discomfort from the colposcope.
Dr. Biswas identifies areas of suspicious cells that could indicate cancer and you might need a biopsy. Dr. Biswas performs a biopsy at the same time as your colposcopy and gently removes 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 your daily activities right after your appointment. Dr. Biswas usually recommends not using tampons or having sex for a period of time.
A biopsy might cause some light bleeding and mild pain for several days after your procedure. You can use over-the-counter pain relievers to help you feel more comfortable.
Dr. Biswas can 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 uncover the many diagnostic benefits of a colposcopy, call Smita Biswas, MD, or use the online scheduling tool today.