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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the colposcopy?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the colposcopy?

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. ...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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I have to have a colposcopy done and I can't get past the needle. Help?????

No needles needed: colposcopy is important for the prevention of cancer. It is simply the use of a magnifying scope to take a closer look at the cervix. Your doctor will put a solution on the cervix which helps to see abnormal cells. Sometimes a biopsy will be needed using a clip, but it is quick and no needles or injections are needed. ...Read more

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How much does a colposcopy usually hurt?

How much does a colposcopy usually hurt?

Not too much: Well just looking at the cervix is not much worse than a routine exam. Biopsies certainly add some brief pain. Most patients tell me it was uncomfortable but not too bad. The discomforting parts probably add up to less than a minute of actually performing the biopsies. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a colposcopy and does it hurt?

Could you explain what is a colposcopy and does it hurt?

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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Does either a colposcopy or biopsy hurt?

A little: Colposcopy may cause a little discomfort associated with insertion of a speculum. Biopsy may be associated with some pain depending on your sensitivity. Please discuss your concerns with the doctor who will be performing the procedure so that s/he may take proper steps to reduce discomfort. ...Read more

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When is the best time during my cycle to get a colposcopy done?And why?

Always: After your period starts, between when you are done bleeding and before the mid-cycle: it is impossible to miss an early pregnancy during this time. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a colposcopy done during pregnancy?

OK During Pregnancy: 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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Would endometriosis or fibroids be found during a colposcopy and biopsy?

No: A colposcopy is for evaluating the cervix and vagina for abnormal appearing areas that could be dysplasia (pre-cancer cells), typically done after an abnormal Pap smear. ...Read more

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How often do people wake up during colposcopy?

Always: Colposcopy is an exam to evaluate an abnormal pap smear. It is done in the office setting and the patient is always awake. ...Read more