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Can a colposcope see anything else besides cancer or precancer cells in the cervix? What other abnormalities can it detect?
Normal variant: Depending on the number of children born via vaginal delivery a woman has, sometimes her cervix can be "bulky". Typically if a woman has never had a vaginal delivery, her cervix will be small, as it's never stretched out. Bulky is a normal variant and doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with the cervix, per se. ...Read more
Exam: The cervix is evaluated by your physician. There is two parts to the exam: 1. Bi manual and two speculum. The speculum is a beak shaped instrument placed in your vagina and allows the physician to see the cervix. The exam consists of the physician placing an exam finger on your cervix and then feeling the top of your uterus and ovaries through your abdomen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer