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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Richiusa
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One without the othe: Colposcopy is the procedure of using a microscope to exam the vagina and cervix under magnification when your pap smear is abnormal. If an abnormality ... Read More
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Dr. William Boelter
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different tests: A colonoscopy is looking in the bowel, a biopsy is getting a sample to check by a pathologist. A biopsy can be done at the same time as a colonoscopy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Colposcopy after a leep is normal and desirable follow up to ensure that there are no abnormalities and if there is an abnormality, it can be treated ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
After colposcopy..: This is done after Acetic Acid is put on the cervix to show the affected area(s). It/they show up as white patch/patches which are then all removed w ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Identifies bad cells: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
22 years experience Gynecology
No: A colposcopy won't delay your period. Take a test!
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can ask doctor: Anti anxiety medications are not usually needed prior to a Colposcopy as it is simply an examination of the cervix under a microscope. Perhaps your do ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: If your provider was taking a direct look at your cervix I can understand why you might have discomfort. This is unlikely to cause significant issues. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
54 years experience Neurology
Your : Your question somehow ended up in the neurology question list. What you need to do is call the gynecologist who did the test. You may have developed a ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs testing: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Advil or Aleve (naproxen): these are simple, relatively pain free procedures: no need for strong narcotic or heavy duty pain medication.
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Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes, your spotting can be normal after your procedure, as well as it could be from the depo-provera.
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