What is Speculoscopy?

Speculoscopy is a procedure in which a special blue-white light (Speculite) is used to examine the cervix for cancerous or pre-cancerous lesions.

Acetic acid is applied to the cervix, it is let sit for 60 seconds, then the cervix is examined with 4-6x magnification. The light is generated by a chemiluminescent light stick, which is attached to the inner side of the upper blade of the vaginal speculum by an adhesive strip. The test can be used to complement a pap smear in screening of cervical cancer. A negative speculoscopy, along with a negative pap smear provides greater assurance of absence of disease.

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Hi, I have been taking wheatgrass juice for the past 3-4 days and it is known that it can help in detoxification. Can the cause of brown vaginal discharge...

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Its highly unlikely to be the cause for brown vaginal discharge. The common reason could be cervical erosion. Hence you need to be examined...

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Hi I am menopausal and do not want to endure any more painful pap smears. I have had no history of abnormal cells and have always received the...

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At present there are no blood to test to detect cervical cancer. still the best to detect is pap smear. If your three consescutive pap smear test...

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