What is Colposcopy?

Category: Procedures


Colposcopy is a medical procedure to examine the cervix and the tissues of the vagina and vulva. This is usually performed to detect precancerous growths.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cervical dysplasia 5 0
Cervical cancer 2 1
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Endometrial hyperplasia 1 0
Vaginal bleeding 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Colposcopy

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Pain 1
Vaginal bleeding 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Colposcopy.