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Will the needle or i.v. hurt during the colposcopy?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Usually not needed: There is typically no IV or needles for colposcopy. Occasionally your doctor may give a numbing injection but typically not. There is some cramping and pinching associated with a cervical biopsy which is often done during a colposcopy.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 years experience
No needles!: 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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