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What happens when you have an abnormal pap smear?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Colposcopy.

If your pap smear is abnormal, you are scheduled for colposcopy to see where the abnormal lesion is on your cervix.
Acetic acid is added and the lesion shows up as a white patch. Then a procedure like cone or leep biopsy is done and this is examined by a pathologist, who evaluates the lesion. Depending on the result, the next step is determined by you and you doctor.

In brief: Colposcopy.

If your pap smear is abnormal, you are scheduled for colposcopy to see where the abnormal lesion is on your cervix.
Acetic acid is added and the lesion shows up as a white patch. Then a procedure like cone or leep biopsy is done and this is examined by a pathologist, who evaluates the lesion. Depending on the result, the next step is determined by you and you doctor.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Abnormal pap

Depending on the actual lesion, a colposcopic exam will be done.
A colposcopy is a magnifying glass or binoculars that look at your cervix after Acetic Acid (vinegar) is applied.

In brief: Abnormal pap

Depending on the actual lesion, a colposcopic exam will be done.
A colposcopy is a magnifying glass or binoculars that look at your cervix after Acetic Acid (vinegar) is applied.
Dr. John Geisler
Dr. John Geisler
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