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Colposcopy

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Colchester Hospital

Colposcopy clinics are held here. Clinics are appointment-only.

Please contact the Colposcopy coordinator to arrange or change an appointment. She will be your point of contact for any further information. There is an answer phone out of hours.

Clinics

Contact

01206 742 480

Ipswich Hospital

Colposcopy clinics are held in the gynaecology clinic. Clinics are appointment-only.

To access the gynaecology clinic use entrance 7. The clinic is on the first floor, above the antenatal clinic. There are stairs to the left of entrance 7 or continue along the corridor to the lifts.

Clinics

Contact

01473 712 233

Clacton Hospital

Colposcopy clinics are held here. Clinics are appointment-only.

Please contact the Colposcopy coordinator to arrange or change an appointment. She will be your point of contact for any further information. There is an answer phone out of hours.

Clinics

Contact

01206 742 480

Harwich Hospital

Colposcopy clinics are held here. Clinics are appointment-only.

Please contact the Colposcopy coordinator to arrange or change an appointment. She will be your point of contact for any further information. There is an answer phone out of hours.

Clinics

Contact

01206 742 480

What is colposcopy?

Colposcopy is a simple examination that allows the doctor to look carefully at the cervix (the neck of the womb) by inserting an instrument that has a bright light and acts like a magnifying glass. Most women that we see have been referred because of an abnormal smear test result.  We also perform colposcopy on women with problems such as bleeding after intercourse.

All the doctors who perform colposcopy have received special training to become registered with the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

Support

We recognise that attending the colposcopy clinic can be a very anxious time. A nurse will stay with you during the examination to reassure you. The nurse will hold your hand if you wish.  You can also bring a friend or relative to the appointment to support you.

For more information about colposcopy, please visit the NHS Choices website

There is detailed information including video clips and photos of colposcopy on the BSCCP website

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