A colposcopy is a procedure performed Dr. Rania Ibrahim to closely examine the vagina, vulva and cervix of her female patients for signs of disease using a special instrument known as a colposcope.
This test may be recommended in the event that a Pap test or pelvic exam reveals any concerns. It is typically used for the diagnosis of:
- Cancer of the cervix;
- Genital warts;
- Swelling of the cervix;
- Precancerous changes in the tissue of the cervix, vagina or vulva;
- Vaginal cancer.
Typically performed in your ObGyn’s office, a colposcopy normally takes only approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete. With the patient lying on her back and her feet in supports, your ObGyn inserts a speculum into the vagina to hold open its walls, giving her a clear assessment of the cervix.
The cervix and vagina are then cleaned with cotton to remove any mucus. Your ObGyn may also apply a vinegar mix to the area to help uncover any cells that may cause concern. This solution can cause a mild burning or tingling sensation.
If your ObGyn then locates anything that appears suspicious, she will collect a small tissue sample – using a sharp biopsy tool – for further testing.
Following your colposcopy, you may have some light vaginal bleeding for a day or two. The outcome of your tests will determine if you’ll need any further testing.
If you would like more information regarding a colposcopy and need a caring and experienced OB-GYN, local residents rely on the professional and caring staff at New Beginnings OB-GYN under the direction of Dr. Rania Ibrahim in Conroe, TX.
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Dr. Rania Ibrahim is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Medical Practice located in Montgomery County, serving patients in Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring and Magnolia, Texas. New Beginnings Ob/Gyn offers many services including Prenatal care, treatment of hot flashes and menopause symptoms, treatment of endometriosis and painful periods, uterine ablation, routine well women exams, infertility treatment, as well as treatments of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
You can work together from the initial consultation to the implementation of your own personal birth plan, and follow-up. Dr. Rania Ibrahim has enormous experience in high risk obstetrics. She is a skilled surgeon and has an excellent and caring team.
Dr. Rania Ibrahim is sympathetic to the needs of women. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery and performs robotic (DaVinci) assisted myomectomies and hysterectomies.
New Beginnings OB-GYN proudly serves the residents of Montgomery County, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, and Magnolia, Texas.
Note: Hospital deliveries and procedures are conveniently offered at Conroe Regional Medical Center, CHI-St Luke’s-The Woodlands, and Memorial Hermann Medical Center-The Woodlands