Colposcopy is a common and binding method of diagnosis when examining female doctor gynecologist. The method is subjective and largely dependent on the results of the study to conclude the competent doctor who is conducting a survey. Not all the days of the menstrual cycle
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colposcopy allowed to do so during a visit to the doctor the woman can get the most information about what to do when the colposcopy that the results were reliable.
Restrictions for colposcopy
By itself, a colposcopy procedure does not have any restrictions, but there are certain moments that a woman should know if you plan to pass this type of survey. During the woman's menstrual cycle can be identified some limitations to conduct colposcopy study, and this is due to physiological changes in the body.
Such restrictions, when you can not do colposcopy, directly related menstrual bleeding or mid-cycle, ie the ovulatory period.
Bleeding from the genital tract is a contraindication for any manipulation. As for the mid-cycle, at this time in the cervical canal
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Women formed a lot of mucus, so to conduct a full investigation is not given possible. This is due to hormonal changes, which resulted in the mucus becomes thicker, it is produced in large quantities. During the period of ovulation
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there is an increase of sexual hormones estrogen, which affect the viscosity, and mucus production. Considering that ovulation occurs on average at 12-14 day of the cycle, it is possible to calculate the most optimal days for investigation.
During a visit to a woman gynecologist should ask her about the day of the onset of menstruation and recommend to come for investigation after the menses. The most optimal time can be called the seventh, the eighth day of the cycle. Calculate the time the physician may, depending on the duration of menstrual bleeding, considering that there are individual features of each woman.
The exception is when a colposcopy
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appointed to carry out therapeutic measures (eg electroconization neck, or other medical procedures). In this case, colposcopy appointed a few days before the deadline when to begin the next menstruation. Then there will be a rejection of scab neck with menstrual blood that is most favorable to the healing process of the wound surface.
Recommendations before the procedure
Colposcopy can not be performed if a woman receives a topical treatment on the inflammatory process and too little time has passed since its completion (some experts advise that the period after the end of treatment was one week). Contraindicated also do the bath or douche the day before the appointed day of the study. Informative colposcopy in such a case is low, and the results can be uninformative. From taking a swab cytology also have to abstain if a woman douche.
Any local procedure will distort the results of studies that can lead to late diagnosis of pathological changes on cervix and optionally inadequate treatment strategy.
A few days before the study should not be sex, you can not use any local means of contraception (candles, creams or spermicides). Their use should be discontinued at least two, three days. If a woman came to the reception, and it was on the eve of sexual contact, in this case should not be taken for Pap cytology. The result of this smear is unreliable. During colposcopy in identifying changes may be necessary to capture more in-depth analysis for the morphological study, so it is important to comply with all the recommendations and carry out research in the allotted time for this.