A colposcopy is the standard next step for people who have had an abnormal result on their Pap test.
It is a procedure that allows your doctor to get a close-up look at your vulva, vagina, and the opening of your uterus, called the cervix. It is an easy way to look for cell changes that may, or may not, turn into cancer.
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Education videos, transcripts, and printable handouts are available to help patients understand what a colposcopy is, what to expect during and after, and what results and follow-up options may include.
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