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Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy

Abnormal Pap and Colposcopy

Colposcope and cervix

Follow-up for an abnormal Pap test may include a colposcopy. The doctor uses a microscope (colposcope) to look at the cervix. Smooth, pink tissue indicates a normal cervix. Abnormal cells growing on the cervix may be cervical cancer or cell changes that could lead to cervical cancer.

Current as ofDecember 19, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology