Pre-colposcopy instructions

Christina S. Chu, MD
Ultima Vez Modificado: 24 de marzo del 2002

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Dear OncoLink "Ask The Experts,"

I was wondering if there were precautions I should take before my colposcopy?  

Answer

Christina S. Chu, MD, Assistant Professor of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, responds:

While instructions before colposcopy may vary, in general, you should place nothing in the vagina for at least 48 hours before the test (no sex, tampons, or douching). Also, it is easiest if the test can be scheduled when you know that you will not be menstruating.


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