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Abnormal or inadequate smear results can prove an extremely anxious time for any woman. 

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An abnormal smear result can often lead to a woman requiring further investigation. At 3fivetwo Healthcare, we provide rapid access to a private colposcopy service at our clinic on the prestigious Lisburn Road. 

Our private and confidential colposcopy service is delivered by experienced, local Consultant Gynaecologist’s who ensure you are treated with the upmost dignity and respect throughout your consultation. 

At your appointment, the consultant looks at the cervix directly under magnification in order to determine if there is any abnormality that could be a pre-cancerous change. 

The method is similar to a smear test and any abnormal cells are biopsied, removing a pinch of skin about half the size of a grain of rice. A Lletz procedure may be required under local anaesthetic to remove all of the abnormal cells. For most women the examination is painless, however, some may find it a little uncomfortable. 

It is possible to perform a colposcopy examination when you are pregnant or have your period, however, we would advise that you call the clinic so that we may inform your consultant prior to your appointment. 

The examination will take approximately 15 minutes but we would ask that you allow up to one hour for your visit. Following your appointment, your biopsy will be sent to the labs and results will be returned in approximately 3-4 days. Your test results will be provided at a review appointment with your consultant.

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If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team on the details above.