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Cervical screening: colposcopy

A leaflet to send to women referred for colposcopy, after an abnormal cervical screening result.

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy

Cervical screening: having a colposcopy

Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Arabic)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Bengali)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Simplified Chinese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Traditional Chinese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (French)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Gujarati)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Polish)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Portuguese)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Punjabi)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (Urdu)

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Cervical screening: having a colposcopy (2018)

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Details

This leaflet explains the colposcopy examination.

It includes information about:

  • the reasons for needing a colposcopy
  • having a colposcopy
  • what happens afterwards
  • what happens if treatment is needed

An HTML version of this leaflet is available. You can view and download it in large print, and use a screen reader for an audio version.

Translations of this leaflet are available in 10 languages to download or print as required.

The 2018 version of this leaflet is only used in areas where primary HPV screening has not yet been implemented.

Published 1 January 2008
Last updated 30 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added language translations of the leaflet for Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
  2. Updated with new version of leaflet.
  3. Updated leaflet.
  4. First published.