A 20-year-old female asked:
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i had a colposcopy and biopsy done. could my biopsy come back normal even though the doctor say he seen a little growth? i have low grade cells.

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible..false neg?: Depending on where exactly the biopsy was taken (was it on the growth?) & what the Pathologist sees under the microscope, there's a chance that the report will be negative. In this case, it is a either a true negative (low-grade cells can heal over time or there never was an abnormality) or a false negative (the exact cells were missed in the biopsy sample). TTYD when the report comes back.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: The biopsy is part of the diagnostic process and even though the area was seen, the biopsy was done to assure that it was or was not problematic. Be glad the Biopsy was negative and keep making routine Dr. visits as recommended by the GYN. Best wishes.
Answered on Nov 21, 2014
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