What is colposcopy?
Colposcopy is where a specialist examines the cervix using a type of micsroscope called a colposcope
It looks like a large pair of binoculars on a stand. It does not go inside you.
The colposcopy clinic for Ayrshire is in the MacDonald Suite at Crosshouse hospital. It is an out-patient clinic.
Visits usually take 10-20 minutes. Women attend because their GP or another doctor, has asked for the appointment.
For further information: http://www.bsccp.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=29