Management of Abnormal Pap Smears

Colposcopy is a procedure to closely examine your cervix, vagina and vulva for signs of disease. During colposcopy, your midwife uses a special instrument called a colposcope.

Your midwife may recommend colposcopy If your Pap test result is abnormal. If your midwife finds an unusual area of cells during colposcopy, a sample of tissue can be collected for laboratory testing (biopsy).

Many women experience anxiety before their colposcopy exams. Knowing what to expect during your colposcopy may help you feel more comfortable.

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