A colposcopic examination must be performed during every preventive examination that is performed once a year.
This examination is painless and after smearing the cervix with acetic acid, the vagina and cervix are observed under microscopic magnification and the image is obtained on the screen. With this examination, a normal finding can be established or various changes can be observed, ones that are usually not visible to the bare eye.
These eventual changes could be potentially dangerous to the patient’s health. At the end, staining with an iodine solution (Lugol’s solution) is performed in order to obtain a complete picture.