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Colposcopy & Urodynamics

Colposcopy & Urodynamics
Clinic for Women

Colposcopy is used to look for problem cells when a pap smear has reported an abnormality. A digital, video colposcope allows problem areas, which might be invisible…

Colposcopy

Colposcopy is used to look for problem cells when a pap smear has reported an abnormality. A digital, video colposcope allows problem areas, which might be invisible to the naked eye, to be seen. A vinegar-like solution (acetic acid) is sometimes used to make areas of abnormality easier to see clearly and a sample of tissue may be taken (biopsy) to test for abnormal cells. Biopsy results will be available one week after the procedure.

Urodynamics

Urodynamics testing is used to assess and diagnose the cause of many common bladder problems, including incontinence. Studies by The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2006) found that 37% of Australian women have been affected by urinary incontinence, while other studies put the figure even higher. These problems are often due to the effects of child-bearing or hormonal changes at menopause. Modern treatments are effective, and the outcome of the urodynamics test will determine the most appropriate treatment option for each individual. We will provide you with specific information brochures for your recommended treatment options.

A typical study takes about 30 minutes and involves the use of a small catheter to fill the bladder. Several measurements of volume and pressureare recorded. You might experience some discomfort when passing urine for 24 hours after the procedure, but this should settle quickly. Ensuring you drink plenty of fluids during this time will ease your discomfort. Please contact Dr Gailani if you are concerned.

MedGyn Digital Video Colposcope

MedGyn Digital Video Colposcope and
Image Management System

Device Description

Different from the traditional optical colposcope, this colposcope’s innovative LED light source ensures high brightness with a long life cycle. Its light spot subtraction technology and unique CCD/optics design provide high-definition images and improved viewing of blood vessels, capturing every meticulous detail.