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What does it mean when obgyn says you have a young cervix during colposcopy?

What does it mean when obgyn says you have a young cervix during colposcopy?

Normal cervix: The cervix will look different under colposcopy at different times in a woman's life. Before having childrn, the cervix is small and the opening is round. The glandular cells are usually close to this opening. After having a child, the cervix is more open. It is called parous or fish-mouthed. The glandular cells may extend further out. These are normal changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal.bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. what could it be?thanks

Smear result and high vaginal swab all normal.bled during test got letter for colposcopy 'suspicious cervix' Really worried. what could it be?thanks

Missing info: Your pap smear can not be “normal” and “suspicious.” These terms are mutually exclusive. I would contact the doctor and ask for clarification regarding your results. Typically the terms used are normal, atypical, low grade, high glade or cancer. ...Read more

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What could cause a cervix to abnormally bleed too easily during a colposcopy?

What could cause a cervix to abnormally bleed too easily during a colposcopy?

Cervix was stretched: To allow colposcope to be passed. This probably caused a small split in the lining of the passage. You might have a coagulation disorder if you also bruise easily. Suggest you discuss with your gyn dr. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had a colposcopy done almost 3 weeks ago and they took 3 biopsies of my cervix. How long does it usually take for the results?

Depends on lab: The results can sometimes take up to a few weeks to get back. Our results usually take 7-10 days, but it's different everywhere. I would call your clinic and "remind" them you are still awaiting results. ...Read more

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I had an abnormal period and the doctor did a colposcopy. He said its rarely cancer. What kind of growths could be on my cervix? I'm kind of worried

I had an abnormal period and the  doctor
 did a colposcopy. He said its rarely cancer. What kind of growths could be on my cervix? I'm kind of worried

Abnormal Pap smear: A colposcpoy is done when the initial Pap smear was abnormal. with a colposcopy the gynecologist can tell where on the cervix the abnormal cells came from and how large the area is. The doctor then can take a biopsy from that area. this helps to establish a more accurate diagnosis than the Pap smear can. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a colposcopy with biopsy on the cervix?

Not very painful: 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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What causes white patches on cervix?Today dr saw inflamation+white patches, I should do colposcopy.10 month ago pop test normal+inflam severe.Worrid :(

What causes white patches on cervix?Today dr saw inflamation+white patches, I should do colposcopy.10 month ago pop test normal+inflam severe.Worrid :(

Infection: It's possible sometimes women have a low level infection in the uterus or cervix. Often this isn't an std, but rather a local chronic infection. Sometimes it's not even an infection, but an irritation or allergy. It's almost never cancer, so i wouldn't worry. Sometimes a simple course of antibiotics cures. Here's a website: http://women.Webmd.Com/guide/cervicitis. ...Read more

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


Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more