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Colposcopy Examination

Colposcopy Examination

A colposcopy examination is usually done if there is an abnormal pap result, colposcopy being the step before a leep procedure. After a Pap smear test has shown abnormal tissues in the cervix, it is important to take a closer look at the problem area to determine the cause of the abnormal results, because a Pap test is only a screening test, not the diagnostic tool. A colposcopy examination is usually done if there is an abnormal pap result, colposcopy being the step before a leep procedure.

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Colposcopy Examination

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Colposcopy, LEEP Procedure

Abnormalities may be caused by HPV, dysplasia, infections, cancer and other causes. The procedure is rather simple and takes about 15-20 minutes. It is performed in a physician’s office with a help of a colposcope – a large electric microscope with a light on the end of it. A colposcopy examination is usually done if there is an abnormal pap result, colposcopy being the step before a leep procedure.

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

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