Abnormal Pap testing is among the most common problems faced by women today. When a result showing abnormal cells is returned on your Pap test we may recommend a colposcopic evaluation to further evaluate your cervix, vagina or vulva. Colposcopy may also be used to visualize more closely changes that might concern us, such as inflammation of the cervix, genital warts, or for women with a history of genital cancers.
What to expect:
After the exam:
Results will usually return within 1 week and we will make an individualized plan with you for future care. This may involve close monitoring or further biopsy and/or treatment. You should avoid tampons, douching, and intercourse until the cervix has healed- usually 1 week. Normally you may experience some minor bleeding or spotting after the procedure. If you have heavier bleeding, cramping or fever, you should call the office immediately.
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