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What is the difference between a colposcopy and biopsy procedure?

What is the difference between a colposcopy and biopsy procedure?

One without the othe: Colposcopy is the procedure of using a microscope to exam the vagina and cervix under magnification when your pap smear is abnormal. If an abnormality is seen, then a biopsy is taken. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Scared about a colposcopy after leep procedure, does this mean I have cancer?

Not necessarily: Colposcopy after a leep is normal and desirable follow up to ensure that there are no abnormalities and if there is an abnormality, it can be treated before it get worse. There is no need to worry, but do keep your appointment. ...Read more

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Doctor has recommended dormicum 15mg tablet 3 hours before colposcopy and biopsy procedure. Is this correct? Research shows peak effect<1 hour.

Doctor has recommended dormicum 15mg tablet 3 hours before colposcopy and biopsy procedure. Is this correct? Research shows peak effect<1 hour.

Can ask doctor: Anti anxiety medications are not usually needed prior to a Colposcopy as it is simply an examination of the cervix under a microscope. Perhaps your doctor felt you needed it for specific reasons. You can contact your doctor and clarify the plan. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a colposcopy biopsy does the biospy get rid of the abnormal cells?

Identifies bad cells: 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 ...Read more

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