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How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated. If the pap shows anything m... Read More
Dr. John Geisler
Gynecologic Oncology 27 years experience
Abnormal pap: You should have a colposcopy with first abnormal pap. If it does not require treatment (low grade) then if it stays low grade get a colposcopy yearly.... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears. Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More sev... Read More
Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status. In many cases, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears. Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More s... Read More
Dr. Nadini Verma
Specializes in Gynecology
Mostly: Pap smear abnormalities can be of different levels. A mild abnormality known as ascus without presence of high risk hpv virus does not need a col... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Abnormal pap: Abnormal paps are caused by inflammation, viruses or aging not pregnancy. You should have a colonoscopy to determine the cause of the abnormal pap and... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Pap: Why was it done at the age 19? Discuss it with your doctor and if you do not feel convinced then seek a second opinion from another provider.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
Try not to: The colposcopy will really tell you if there is anything significant to worry about. Many cervix changes will get better over time as well, but the c... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Abnormal clls on PAP: This likely means that there are abnormal cells on your pap smear, and that colposcopy found nothing. But you will need and hopefully got a cervical ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
HPV vaccine: If the PAP results are abnormal, it is important that you get regular follow-up tests. You are young enough to take HPV vaccine, which prevents most ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: Per the American Society of Cytology and Colposcopy, a "mildly abnormal" Pap smear would be ASCUS (atypical cells) or LSIL (low grade abnormal cells).... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Colposcopy best : Colposcopy is the best way to evaluate abnormal pap smears. Fortunately women in their 20's can fight off hpv infections without specific treatment bu... Read More

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