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What Is Colposcopy

Ask your physician questions such as "what is a colposcopy" used for diagnosing human papilloma virus and ASCUS along with the alternative procedure cone biopsy. It is the procedure of visual examination of the cervix for determining the cause of abnormalities found in a Pap smear. The procedure is relatively simple and painless, lasts for 10 to 20 minutes, and can be performed in the physician office. Ask your physician questions such as "what is a colposcopy" used for diagnosing human papilloma virus and ASCUS along with the alternative procedure cone biopsy.

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What Is Colposcopy

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Human Papilloma Virus, Cone Biopsy

During the procedure acetic acid is placed on the cervix for the cervical cells to fill with water and allow the light to pass through them. A colposcope is a large microscope with a bright light on the end of it. Abnormal cervical changes are seen as white areas. Ask your physician questions such as "what is a colposcopy" used for diagnosing human papilloma virus and ASCUS along with the alternative procedure cone biopsy.

Other Topics: HPV, HPV Picture, HPV Virus, HPV Fact, Pregnant with HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, Human Papillomavirus Infection, Cervix Cancer, Pap Smear, Genital Warts

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

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