A 31-year-old female asked:
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Recent pap stated I have mild dysplasia or “low grade changes” per nurse. I now have to get a colposcopy. What do I expect next?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colposcopy: A pap smear is used to detect precancerous cells on the cervix but it does not tell you where the cells came from or how deep they go. A colposcopy is used to locate exactly where the problem is on the cervix and to find out how extensive or deep the abnormal cells go. Then a treatment plan can be determined.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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