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A 39-year-old female asked:

I called my gyn for my pap results. talked to the receptionist. scheduled a colposcopy. what does this mean?

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Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Closer look: Colposcopy is very similar to a pap exam. The colposcooe is a magnifying machine, used from the out side, to get a better look at the female cervix. There is posibly some areas of the cervix that can be missed on routine pap.
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Prevent 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
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Last updated Jan 21, 2017

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