The procedure is relatively safe. Major risks include bleeding, infection, and pelvic or abdominal pain. Colposcopy during pregnancy may cause complications with the pregnancy, including early labor.
Although colposcopy greatly improves your doctor’s ability to sample diseased tissue, there always is a chance the physician may not be able to determine the problem nor be able to take biopsies from the appropriate area.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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