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Can I have colposcope for bad pap if pregnant?
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly.
If a pap is bad, colposcopy is done.
This requires painting of the cervix with 3% acetic acid, which exposes the cancer lesions as white patches. If they are localized, biopsy techniques can remove them. Depending on the trimester of pregnancy, and the biopsy, etc., it may be possible for a normal pregnancy or to do this after delivery. See your obgyn doctor to be sure.

In brief: Possibly.
If a pap is bad, colposcopy is done.
This requires painting of the cervix with 3% acetic acid, which exposes the cancer lesions as white patches. If they are localized, biopsy techniques can remove them. Depending on the trimester of pregnancy, and the biopsy, etc., it may be possible for a normal pregnancy or to do this after delivery. See your obgyn doctor to be sure.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Colposcopy
Yes. The doctor will look to make sure that you do not have a high grade lesion that may become invasive cancer.

In brief: Colposcopy
Yes. The doctor will look to make sure that you do not have a high grade lesion that may become invasive cancer.
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko
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