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A physician inserts a speculum, cervix is swabbed; if ASCUS on the pap smear is positive, biopsy is generally ordered. This examination evaluates vaginal wall and cervical area. The patient should be given an opportunity to empty her bladder and should be drapped appropriately. The examiner should use warm gloved hands and warmed instruments and explain each step of the examination in advance. A physician inserts a speculum, cervix is swabbed; if ASCUS on the pap smear is positive, biopsy is generally ordered.

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Speculum Cervix

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ASCUS, Pap Smear

During the procedure, the doctor will place the colposcope so that he or she can look at the cervical os through the opening. If there are any abnormal areas, the doctor will take a biopsy a small sample of the tissue. A physician inserts a speculum, cervix is swabbed; if ASCUS on the pap smear is positive, biopsy is generally ordered.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Infection, HPV Vaccine, HPV Genital Wart, Female HPV Virus Picture, Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papillomavirus, Severe Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Smear Test, Genital Wart

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

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