A colposcopy is a standard procedure many women in Hesperia go through. It allows a gynecologist to get a closer look at your cervix, vagina, and vulva. If there are signs of disease, he or she will be able to request further testing to determine the severity of the issue at hand. A colposcopy is performed using a special instrument known as a colposcope. If your Pap tests are abnormal, your gynecologist will likely schedule the procedure as a precautionary measure.
Dr. Wilburn of Genesis Women’s Health Services will see if there is abnormal tissue found when completing a Hesperia colposcopy procedure. If there is, a cervical biopsy or biopsy from the opening of the cervix or endocervical canal is done. This determines whether or not the tissue is cancerous. It also alerts you to other potential problems you might have.
Hesperia women should prepare for this type of procedure by telling the doctor the following:
- Do you think you are or have you’ve received confirmation that you’re pregnant? If you have, you may have a blood or urine test done before the Hesperia colposcopy to make sure that you and your baby is safe throughout your pregnancy.
- You are taking medications. It’s important to know this information so that you’re not prescribed drugs that interact with one another.
- You are allergic to medicines. The wrong prescription medicines can cause a myriad of health issues as well as prove to be fatal.
- You are taking a blood thinner or have had bleeding problems in the past. This is especially important because you don’t want to have a procedure done that causes you to bleed without taking precautions first.
- You have been treated for a pelvic, cervical or vaginal infection. The doctor needs to know your medical history so she can provide you with the best care available.
Women in Hesperia know to go to Genesis Women’s Health Services. They know that when it comes to gynecology and colposcopy matters, Dr. Wilburn will take good care of them. Instead of going to someone they’ve never seen before, women choose to see the trusted gynecologist because they know the level of service she provides to her patients.