Colposcopy Treatment in Dubai
Have you ever heard of an abnormal Pap smear? If you hear or know about it then you may also hear about Colposcopy that is utilized as a treatment. Well, it is not necessary to get this procedure to treat your abnormal Pap smear in all the cases. Hence, you should know the criteria when you need this treatment, what preoperative care you should do, what the procedure will be, and what about aftercare. The purpose of writing this piece of information is to let you know these important aspects. Read it till the end to know details!
What Is Colposcopy?
A colposcopy refers to a procedure that is used to assess your vulva, vagina, and cervix. In fact, it is a magnifying instrument that helps in detecting if any problem occurs in your vagina or cervix. Now, you may wonder when you need to get this procedure. Usually, your doctor recommends it when he finds something abnormal in your pelvic and Pap smear test.
For What It Is Used?
The Colposcopy is used to diagnose;
- Cervical cancer
- Vaginal cancer
- Inflammation of the cervix
- Genital warts
- Precancerous alterations in the tissues of the vagina or vulva
- Vulvar cancer
- Precancerous alterations in the tissue of the cervix
When To See Your Doctor?
You need to immediately visit your doctor if you have noticed any of these symptoms.
- Severe abdominal pain
- Heavier bleeding than ever during your menstrual cycle
Before getting the procedure, you need to prepare yourself. During your initial consultation, our doctor will let you know if you need any special preparation. Hence, following are some of the basic steps.
- Don’t schedule your colposcopy procedure during your menstruation.
- Avoid using tampons for almost 2 days before the procedure.
- Avoid using vaginal medicines for almost 2 days prior to the procedure.
- Don’t schedule your colposcopy if you are on your period.
- Take a prescribed painkiller before getting the procedure.
How Does It Work?
Almost 15 minutes are required to perform the procedure. A device is inserted into your vagina to screen its current situation. After that, the colposcope is placed next to your vulva and your vagina is revealed in a bright light so that it becomes easy for your doctor to examine the area. There is the possibility that a vinegar solution is applied to the targeted area to highlight the doubtful cells. A biopsy is recommended in case of the availability of suspicious areas. Furthermore, in case of getting a biopsy, the pain depends on the kind of tissue that is going to be removed.
Here, you need to know that 2 kinds of biopsies are available. The one is cervical while the other is named as a vaginal biopsy.
- If we talk about the cervical biopsy, it is not painful but you may get cramping or mild discomfort.
- On the other hand, a vaginal biopsy is not painful. However, if the biopsy is going to be performed in the lower area of your vulva then your doctor may apply local anesthesia to numb the area.
Aftercare is really important to get the best results from a procedure. Our doctor will let you know if you need to follow any specific instructions. Also, you need to follow-up as per requirement of your doctor. You have to take the prescribed medicines regularly as well as follow instructions for prevention as instructed by your doctor.
Before leaving the clinic, you should ask your doctor when you will get results. Our doctors will guide you in this regard.
Can colposcopy be done during periods too? Any harm?
It is fine to take colposcopy during your periods. There are no known harms of doing so. Please note that you should not apply (creams) or put anything (tampons) in the vagina. The colposcopy can be performed at any time during your menstrual cycle. The person should postpone the colposcopy if there is heavy bleeding on the day of the appointment.
What information do colposcopists need to notify?
A colposcopist has to notify the patient’s screening test information, results of follow-up procedures, diagnosis of cancer, and treatment information regarding pre-cancerous abnormalities. The rules of different medical bodies differ in this regard.
What happens after my examination?
You will be alright after taking colposcopy without a biopsy. There will be some side effects and some care will be required if the colposcopy includes a biopsy. In case your reports point out risks, you will be asked to take more tests or any treatment.
When is a biopsy done during colposcopy?
If the professional identify abnormal areas during colposcopy, the need for biopsy can arise. A biopsy is a more detailed analysis of the problematic area. With the help of a device, a small piece of tissue or cells will be removed from the cervix.
What should I expect during recovery?
The people who take colposcopy without a biopsy feel fine afterwards. The routine life will not get affected in this case. The person may have discomfort and pain for 1 or 2 days if colposcopy is performed with a biopsy. The pain medication prescribed by the doctor may help.
Some women will have bleeding and dark discharge (if medications are used) for a few days. The person may need to wear a sanitary pad until the discharge stops. As per the instructions of the professional, the routine life may affect. The will have to avoid putting anything into the vagina.
In Euromed Clinic colposcopy Treatment Covered by insurance?
The rules of one insurance company differ from the other. Please ask your insurance company about colposcopy coverage. If your insurance company covers colposcopy, the Euromed Clinic will help you file your claims in a timely fashion.
Why Euromed Clinic Best for colposcopy Treatment?
We are a state-of-the-art facility with the latest equipment and professionals to perform this important test. People visit us for great precision and accuracy of test results followed by safe and effective treatments.
How will I be told the results?
If you have taken a biopsy, it may take about 4 weeks to get the results. As soon as the lab is finished with the test results, they will send a copy of the report to you and your doctor. About 40% of women who take this test have a normal result which means they are low at risk of developing cervix cancer.
Schedule A Consultation
Scheduling a consultation prior to getting a treatment is always recommended by the medical experts and our board-certified doctors. You may wonder, why scheduling an initial consultation is such important. Actually, when you have some presenting complaints or you have noticed some symptoms, you visit your doctor and he will get your medical history. It is essential to provide your accurate medical history as it helps your doctor to analyze your actual problem. Your expected results are discussed, and also we clear all your concerns and queries. After that, he will prescribe some screening tests that are necessary to know if you have an issue or not. So, the initial consultation helps both doctor and the patient to analyze the actual issue.
What are you waiting for?? If you have any doubt, then go ahead and get benefit from our initial consultation services. You need to be very careful while selecting your doctor as the skills of your doctor matters a lot. So, don’t make a decision in hurry and do appropriate research prior to finalizing your selection. Here, at Euromed, all of our doctors are board-certified and they have extensive experience in dealing with different kinds of patients successfully! You shouldn’t waste your precious time anymore. We have made it easy for you to make your appointment. Simply fill the following form and we will contact you back soon!