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What is a Colposcopy, and why might it be needed?

A colposcopy is a women’s health procedure used to examine the tissues of the cervix, vulva, and vaginal wall. At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago, Illinois, we may recommend a colposcopy for a variety of reasons, typically after abnormal results are found on a Pap smear. Read on to learn more about this procedure and what to expect.

OBGYN Colposcopy in Chicago Area

What is a colposcopy?

A colposcopy is a quick and minimally invasive procedure used to get a closer look at the cervix, vulva, and vagina. This is to identify issues such as precancerous or cancerous lesions, genital warts, and cervical inflammation. Overall, a colposcopy only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and most patients tolerate the procedure with minimal discomfort and no need for anesthesia. 

After opening the vagina using a speculum, the cervix will be examined through a colposcope, an electric microscope equipped with a bright light. The colposcope does not actually touch you, but a biopsy may also be performed during the procedure if abnormal areas are identified. If a biopsies are performed, we typically use a solution known as silver nitrate or Monsel’s solution that will help stop any bleeding. If Monsel’s solution is used, you will likely experience a dark discharge that resembles coffee grounds for a few days after the procedure. You may also experience mild cramping after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. 

Why a colposcopy might be recommended

A colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure that we may recommend if you have:

  • An abnormal Pap smear
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as after intercourse
  • Abnormal growths that are palpable or visible on the vagina, vulva, or cervix
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Premedication

We recommend that you take motrin and or tylenol before your procedure.

Gentle, compassionate women’s health care

At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, we know that receiving abnormal Pap smear results or experiencing changes in your vaginal area can cause anxiety and uncertainty. We provide compassionate, gentle care based on your specific needs and will take the time to talk about any questions or concerns you have about your recommended treatments. To schedule your appointment at our Chicago, IL office, call 312-440-9400 today.

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At Northwestern Women's Health Associates

your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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  • 5 Star Review
    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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  • 5 Star Review

    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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