When is a colposcopy recommended?

A colposcopy is recommended in the following cases:

  •  If suspect cells are found by a Pap test.
  • If the HPV test is positive (this means that there is an infection from oncogenic types of HPV).
  • When the doctor sees something suspicious during a simple examination.
  • Before several procedures in the lower genital tract to assess the extent of the lesions.