colpo-, colp-, kolpo-, kolp-

(Greek: womb, fold; vagina; from "bosom, lap, hollow")

The letter "k" is frequently used in place of the beginning "c" for many of these words.

colpodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in the vagina: Some causes of colpodynia can be vagina dryness, a cyst, or a sexually transmitted infection.
colpohyperplasia (also kolpohyperplasia)
1. A thickening of the vaginal mucous membrane.
2. Excessive growth of the mucous membrane and the wall of the vagina.
Vaginal hysterectomy or the removal of the uterus through a surgical incision, not of the abdomen but, within the vagina.

With a vaginal hysterectomy, the scar is not outwardly visible. A vaginal hysterectomy is the opposite of an abdominal hysterectomy.

An operation for the fixation of the uterus performed through the vagina.
Incision into the uterus via the vagina.
1. A special microscope for the direct visual examination of the cervical or neck tissue.
2. An instrument which is inserted into the vagina for examination of the vagina and the cervix (entrance to the womb) by means of a magnifying lens.

It is used primarily to identify abnormal vascular and epithelial patterns associated with early neoplasia or formation of tumors.

Direct observation and study of cells within the vagina and the cervix magnified in vivo (in the living body) by means of a special microscope.
colpomycosis, vaginomycosis
A vaginal infection caused by a fungus.
Vaginal myomectomy or the removal of a myoma (a benign fibroid tumor) of the uterus through the vagina.

The term fibroid refers to benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. This condition may cause irregular vaginal bleeding.

Plastic surgery of the perineum involving the vagina.
Repair of a lacerated vagina and perineum.
The use of surgical-quality stitches to bring a displaced vagina back into position against the abdominal wall.
Irrigation or douche of the vagina.
Surgical construction of an artificial vagina.