A 43-year-old member asked:
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i'm curious what could happen when you have reoccuring abnormal pap smears?

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Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
You see your doc: Depending on the abnormality, usually the patient will have a colposcopy. This is a procedure where the clinician looks closely at your cervix and can biopsy any areas that look abnormal. The reason this is done is that pre-cancer or overt cancer can be identified. The reason paps are important is they can find abnormalities before they become cancer.
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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