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What is a colcoscopy

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Ask your doc: Or planned parenthood clinic, the price can really vary depending on who does it and what state and there will also be a charge from the patholgy lab.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Colposcopy: Is a diagnostic examination of the vagina and cervix using a colposcope (device) that allows for magnification as well.
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Not pleasant: But you will be sedated and likely be offered analgesia after. Discuss with your doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
Not painful: Colposcopy is a simple, 10- to 15-minute procedure that is painless and performed in a gynecologist's office.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Precancerous changes: A pap smear is used to detect precancerous cells on the cervix but it does not tell you where the cells came from or how deep they go. A colposcopy is... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pelvic exam: It is the same basic set up as a pap smear but your doctor will look at your cervix with a microscope instead of the naked eye. They will use a couple... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Not too much: Well just looking at the cervix is not much worse than a routine exam. Biopsies certainly add some brief pain. Most patients tell me it was uncomforta... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
Gynecology 15 years experience
Usually quick: It depends, but usually it takes about 10 minutes. Sometimes faster, sometimes a bit longer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Varies: It depends on the place of course and what kind of testing becomes needed (specifically biopsies). An average might be $500.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Immediately: After a colposcopy you can exercise immediately, unless the colposcopy was performed in the context of a connotation of the cervix, in which case you ... Read More
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