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What is involved with a colposcopy?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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 of different dyes to bring out the cells of the cervix and take a small biopsy of any area looking abnormal.

Answered 11/28/2013

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Preventing cancer: It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which is uncomfortable, but lasts

Answered 11/17/2015

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