Your doctor may wish for you to undergo a colposcopy if your Pap test result is abnormal. During this procedure, your vagina, cervix and vulva are checked for signs of disease. If your doctor finds unusual cells during the colposcopy, a tissue sample can be collected for biopsy.
Hysteroscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside the uterus, diagnose and treat causes of abnormal bleeding. During this procedure, your doctor inserts a thin, lighted tube into the vagina.
Hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. At CCMH, we proudly offer laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures which are minimally invasive in comparison to traditional hysterectomy procedures. Your doctor may also remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries during surgery. After a hysterectomy, a woman no longer has menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
During amniocentesis, amniotic fluid is removed from the uterus during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid surrounds and protects a baby during pregnancy, and it contains fetal cells and various proteins. Your doctor may recommend this procedure for testing or treatment.