Tests & Screenings
A correct diagnosis of your gynecologic condition is one of the most important steps in effective treatment. At Lakewood Regional Medical Center, we offer a range of screenings and tests to help reach that diagnosis. Among them are:
A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which then is tested in the lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically order a biopsy when another medical test suggests that the body tissue is not normal.
Colposcopy is a procedure used to examine the vulva, cervix and vagina for signs of disease. Often ordered after an abnormal pap test, tissue is collected from the cervix and sent for laboratory testing.
Cystoscopy for women
During a cystoscopy, a scope is used to examine the bladder. The procedure is done to check for bladder abnormalities or assist during surgeries of the urinary tract.
During an endometrial biopsy, a physician takes a small piece of the uterus to look for abnormal cells. An endometrial biopsy can be performed to check for causes of bleeding or check for cancer.
A hysteroscopy is an exploratory procedure. It allows a doctor to take a look inside the uterus with a small, lighted scope to help determine the cause of abnormal bleeding.
A pap test is performed during a pelvic exam. A physician inserts a speculum into the opening of the vagina in order to examine the cervix and vagina. The cervix is then swabbed in order to test for cancer cells.
This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed near the female reproductive organs through an incision in the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections. Tissue can also be biopsied during the procedure.
A pelvic ultrasound is used to get a better view of reproductive organs. Sound waves are used to create images of the pelvis and lower abdominal region.
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