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Is the next step colposcopy if you have an abnormal pap smear?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears.
Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More severe abnormality may prompt colposcopy and biopsy. Follow your doctor's advice.

In brief: Depends
There are various grades of abnormalities in pap smears.
Mild abnormality, especially if you are hpv negative, may be followed by repeat pap. More severe abnormality may prompt colposcopy and biopsy. Follow your doctor's advice.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status.
In many cases, a repeat pap smear at 6 months is appropriate.

In brief: Depends
The recommendation for colposcopy depends on the specific pap result as well as the age of the patient and in some cases hpv status.
In many cases, a repeat pap smear at 6 months is appropriate.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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