Why it's done

Your doctor may recommend colposcopy if a Pap test or pelvic exam revealed abnormalities.

Colposcopy can be used to diagnose:

  • Genital warts
  • Inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis)
  • Precancerous changes in the tissue of the cervix
  • Precancerous changes in the tissue of the vagina
  • Precancerous changes of the vulva