Colposcopy in Malaysia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Malaysia performing Colposcopy.
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Mahkota Medical Centre Contact Mahkota Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Melaka, Malaysia
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A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.
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Colposcopyupon request
13 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. Ahmad Saifuddin Bin Ahmad Yahaya
Dr. Ahmad Saifuddin Bin Ahmad Yahaya
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dr. S.Selva BCM
Dr. S.Selva BCM
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Ampang, Malaysia
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A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
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Colposcopyupon request
8 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. Marlik Abu
Dr. Marlik Abu
Ob-Gyn Specialist
Dr. Ashar Abdullah
Dr. Ashar Abdullah
Ob-Gyn Specialist
Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang Contact Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang
Private Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
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An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.
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Colposcopyupon request
5 listed gynecologists:view all >
Dr. Somaskandar Sivasuntharam
Dr. Somaskandar Sivasuntharam
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Dr. Suresh Kumarasamy
Dr. Suresh Kumarasamy
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist / Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
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About Colposcopy

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What is Colposcopy?
Colposcopy is a gynecological procedure used for examining the cervix. Colposcopy is performed to identify tumors and examine abnormalities. During this procedure, special tests and biopsies may be performed. Colposcopy is often performed if the patient’s Pap smear report is abnormal. It may also be done if cervical abnormalities are detected during a pelvic examination.

How is Colposcopy Performed?
The patient needs to lie down on a table and the patient’s legs are held up in stirrups to position the patient’s pelvis for examination. A speculum is inserted to open the vaginal walls for the examination of the cervix. Then, acetic acid is applied to the cervix, which helps in highlighting abnormal sites. In some cases, an iodine-based solution is also used on the cervix. The colposcope is placed at the vaginal opening through which the cervix is viewed. If abnormalities are detected, biopsies may be taken from the affected area. An Endocervical Curettage (ECC) may also be performed in which tissue samples may be taken from the inside the cervix. The squamocolumnar junction of the cervix is specially examined for any signs of cervical cancer.

How to Prepare for Colposcopy?
  • The patient may need to empty the bladder and bowels before a colposcopy.
  • The patient should abstain from sexual intercourse for 24 hours prior to colposcopy.
  • The patient should not have a colposcopy while menstruating heavily.
  • The patient should inform the doctor if she is pregnant.


Days admitted:
Colposcopy is usually performed as an outpatient procedure.

Anesthesia:
Most patients go through colposcopy without any anesthesia. Some patients are given topical anesthesia.

Recovery:
- The placement of the speculum may be uncomfortable for the patient.
- The patient may feel a stinging sensation due to the application of vinegar.
- The patient may experience a cramp and a pinching sensation due to the curettage and biopsies.
- The patient is advised to concentrate on slow and regular breathing that alleviates pain.
- Biopsy reports may take 1 to 2 weeks.

Risks:
- Bleeding
- Cramping
- Vaginal soreness
- Dark discharge for 1 to 3 days

After care:
- The patient will have some bleeding up to one week after the biopsy.
- The patient should abstain from sexual intercourse and using douche, tampons and creams on the vagina for a week after the procedure.

The patient should contact the doctor if the following symptoms occur:

- Heavy bleeding for more than 2 weeks
- Pain in the abdominal and pelvic areas
- Fever
- Foul odor and discharge
- Infection
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