Does it hurt to have a colposcopic test for cervical cancer?

No. The cervix is not directly innervated with sensory nerves. Any pain you feel there is visceral; that is it is indirect and very mild. Colposcopy does very little harm and is painless.

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I just had a colposcopy done, my doctor said he seen a lot of abnormalties, does this mean I have cervical cancer?

No. Many conditions from infections to inflammation alone or other conditions can cause the cervix to appear normal at colposcopy. Most commonly a doctor would biopsy any abnormalities he thought represented cancer and at a minimum repeat the pap smear. The most common abnormalities are inflammation and precancerous or dyplastic changes rather than overt cancer. Read more...
Not necessarily. Culposcopic abnormalities can range from different colored cells to unusual vasculature to unusually shaped cervical openings. Clearly you need to sit down with your doctor and have a clear discussion of findings and plans. Good luck. Read more...

Gave birth 5 weeks ago, if I had cervical cancer would my gyno have been able to tell? Had HPV and colposcopy 5 years ago, had clear paps after

Maybe not. Not necessarily. Cervical cancer is not always visually obvious. Unless your Gyn did a pap and/or biopsy during your pregnancy, they may not know. Most Ob/Gyns will do a pap-smear as part of your routine pregnancy care. Best wishes! Read more...