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Colposcopy During Pregnancy

Having a colposcopy during pregnancy is relatively safe for detecting HPV, as long as the cervix is left undisturbed. This procedure involves examining the cervix of the patient closely through an electronic microscope with a bright light on the end of it. The patient lies on a couch and her vagina is opened with a speculum. A solution of acetic acid is applied onto the cervix. Having a colposcopy during pregnancy is relatively safe for detecting HPV, as long as the cervix is left undisturbed.

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Colposcopy During Pregnancy

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HPV, Cervix

Abnormal areas are seen as white. If the abnormalities are very small, they can be removed by a biopsy during the same visit; large abnormalities are examined and a sample is taken from them for further examination. The procedure doesn’t affect the ability to conceive and give birth. Having a colposcopy during pregnancy is relatively safe for detecting HPV, as long as the cervix is left undisturbed.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Vaccine, High Risk HPV, Cancer from HPV Risk, HPV Mouth, Human Papillomavirus HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, Cervical Dysplasia Natural Treatment, Irregular Pap Smear, Remove Genital Wart

Dr. Joe Glickman, Jr., M.D.

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