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why would a person have a cervix biopsy?

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Dr. Michael Flax
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cervical lesion: If a pap smear comes back abnormal, looking at the cervix with a microscope and taking a biopsy of the abnormal area is often done to rule out cancer or precancer, also called dysplasia. The office procedure is called a colposcopy. Some abnormalities can be seen with the naked eye as well. These would also be biopsied and sent to pathology for the same reasons.
Answered on Oct 12, 2013
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Scalpel: The doctor uses a scalpel and/or scissors to remove a cone shaped portion of the cervix. He/she may place stitches to prevent bleeding.
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