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How often is it suggested to have a colposcopy if you had an abnormal pap smear?

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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends

Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated.
If the pap shows anything more abnormal such as low grade or high grade dysplasia, then colposcopy is performed. Generally, colposcopy is performed at the most every 6 months depending on the level of dysplasia.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the abnormality found, if the pap shows abnormal cells with high risk hpv types, then coloposcopy is indicated.
If the pap shows anything more abnormal such as low grade or high grade dysplasia, then colposcopy is performed. Generally, colposcopy is performed at the most every 6 months depending on the level of dysplasia.
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
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Dr. John Geisler
Gynecology - Oncology

In brief: Abnormal pap

You should have a colposcopy with first abnormal pap.
If it does not require treatment (low grade) then if it stays low grade get a colposcopy yearly. If it changes to high grade or atypical with high risk hpv (over age 29), then you get another colposcopy.

In brief: Abnormal pap

You should have a colposcopy with first abnormal pap.
If it does not require treatment (low grade) then if it stays low grade get a colposcopy yearly. If it changes to high grade or atypical with high risk hpv (over age 29), then you get another colposcopy.
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