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A 34-year-old female asked:

What happens when u have several abnormal pap smears?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on the results. If it's low to high grade, things like colposcopy and excision biopsy are done. If biopsy shows carcinoma in situ, the same schedule for paps is maintained. But if it's more invasive things like surgery and chemotherapy may be done. It's important to keep getting paps every year if they're abnormal as it is there to prevent the abnormalities from becoming invasive.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

My pap was "abnormal, " what happens now?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Get cervical biopsy.: Abnormal smears get cervical biopsy, usually under colposcopy. In this procedure, the cervix is painted with 3% acetic acid, and abnormal areas appear as white patches. If there is cis or carcinoma in situ, a cone biopsy is done which is therapeutic.

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