A 20-year-old female asked:
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i had an abnormal period and the doctor did a colposcopy. he said its rarely cancer. what kind of growths could be on my cervix? i'm kind of worried

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal Pap smear: A colposcpoy is done when the initial Pap smear was abnormal. with a colposcopy the gynecologist can tell where on the cervix the abnormal cells came from and how large the area is. The doctor then can take a biopsy from that area. this helps to establish a more accurate diagnosis than the Pap smear can.
Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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