A 43-year-old female asked:
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since fall of 2011 i have had 4 abnormal pap smears and a colposcopy with a biopsy that came back as atypical benign. should i be worried?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need LEEP: If you have had abnormal paps, followed by a colposcopy, followed be persistent abnormal paps, then you need an excisional procedure on the cerix called a leep. There may be unidentified problems that should be addressed more definitively.
Answered on Mar 19, 2014
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No worries but: You'll do well to have this followed up. The chances of this leading to fatal disease if properly followed up are very low, but don't let it slide.
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