Sometimes consultation from a specialist gynaecologist is required if a patient has an abnormal cervical screening test/pap smear. It may also be recommended if there is abnormal bleeding or unusual appearance of cervix despite a normal smear.
Anju is an experienced colposcopist with additional certification required to perform colposcopy and manage and treat abnormal cervical changes. Anju is a member of Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and participates in the CQUIP - the colposcopy quality and certification program in Australia.
Information for you
Whilst the majority of women with an abnormality will not have cancer, it is important that the precancerous conditions are managed carefully to prevent disease in the future.
These appointments usually take 30 minutes. At this visit, Anju will take a brief history and review your cervical screening test results. The colposcopy procedure is performed to further evaluate the cervical abnormalities.
You will be positioned in a gynaecological chair and a speculum examination is performed, similar to a pap smear. A special solution is applied to the cervix which highlights cell changes when viewed under magnification (colposcope). When these changes are seen, a small biopsy(s) is taken, a few mm in size. Some women feel a pinch, sometimes cramping and some do not feel anything.
You will be invited for a review appointment in 4-6 weeks after the procedure to discuss the results. Appropriate treatment and/or follow up is then arranged.
Consultation fees when procedures are involved depends upon the number and type of procedure taken. Please ring our rooms for detailed information.